Topshop Unique London Fashion Week 2014
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be Kate Moss, here’s how to find out. (No, it’s not lose weight and knock around your two front teeth to make a gap.) Ask 20 to 40 not terribly well-dressed men with lumbering backpacks to charge you, shout your name, and then surround you as they fire off their cameras while you try to get to wherever it is you’d like to go. After seeing this happen to the supermodel upon her arrival at the Tate Modern for the Topshop Unique show this afternoon, you start to admire her for ever leaving the house.
But there clearly was no stopping Moss if it meant supporting her close friend Sir Philip Green. And once inside, the model, whose collection for the high street label returns this spring after a brief hiatus, was left relatively to herself and took her seat next to Green in the front row occupied by glamour girls used to being the ones to cause a scene: M.I.A., Harley Viera-Newton, Tallulah Harlech, Poppy Delevingne, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, Chelsea Leyland, and Kendall Jenner who, against all odds, seems poised to become fashion’s next fixation since walking the Marc Jacobs show in New York last Thursday.
Moss was on the sidelines for Unique, but likely she’ll be in these clothes soon enough as much of fall evoked that young, experimental, kinda saucy vibe all within the trends of the season. So if it’s about menswear, here models wore blazers and tailored coats belted at the waist and hanging slouchily off their shoulders. Or this idea of a big sweater and a filmy skirt was played out with looks like a butter yellow embellished sweatshirt worn with a mongolian lamb scarf and breezy floral chiffon skirt. And there were some great puffer jackets from a hooded, cropped number in business-ready gray wool to a metallic black one that was full length, like a chic sleeping bag.