New A/W Kate Moss for Topshop

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Today was the launch of Topshop's new collection designed by Kate Moss for her new Autumn/Winter Collection. This latest collection will be her 11th line for Topshop, presenting her usual trademark vintage style to create a fusion of up to date pieces that reflect her own wardrobe. The range varies in price from £22 to a staggering £350, including embellished sequined dresses and cardis, tea dresses, jumpers and cute printed scarfs.  

Many people see Kate Moss as a true british style icon, emphasising cool Britannia in her vintage, indie looks. She was the Croydon school girl, with the waifish, boyish figure who got spotted down the high street. Moss' Calvin Klien adverts are highly iconic and she has graced over three hundred magazine covers, yet i think her heroine chic looks have defiantly faded.

 With the infamous relationship with druggie Pete Doherty and the Cocaine Kate scandal (that lost her many, many advertising campaigns) her life has dramatically changed. Although she seems to be in a stable relationship with Jamie Hince (from the band The Kills) i think her once appealing nature has been ruined by the constant smoking and partying lifestyle. Unlike many, i would not describe her as a fashion influence in my choices at all, partly because we have different style personas and tastes. However, within this collection there are two items that i think are truly beautiful and good buys: 

This embellished blue chiffon dress is stunning! The statement, bejeweled collar is so pretty and i like the loose chiffon material, tightened in at with the chiffon waist belt. The colour blue would look great with gold heels and bag and could be teamed with either bare, tan legs or black tights. Seriously, i'm very impressed with this dress and it is certainly a top contender for a birthday dress! 

Breaded Collar Swing Dress - Topshop (£120.00)

This military style cardigan is bang on trend, with the navy colour it can be teamed with anything, from dark blue skinny jeans to a stripy tee and leggings. 

Military Style Cardigan - Topshop (£45.00)

Although, these two pieces are very eye catching i will not be tempted to buy as of yet. As perviously seen with all her collections they have not dramatically sold out, even most items appear half price within the Topshop sale! so i will bid my time and hopefully be able to score a beautiful bargain!