The next stop on my Sunday afternoon London Fashion Week trail was the Old Billingsgate Market where the Topshop Unique show was held.
Before the show they invited us to drinks and canapés and gave us a chance to shop limited edition t-shirts from the NEWGEN recipients from the last ten years.
Despite being a shopaholic, I managed to limit myself to a Mary Katrantzou and Marios Schwab for Topshop tee, but many more from Erdem, Christopher Kane and J W Anderson were available to purchase, with all profits going to Centrepoint, a charity dedicated to giving young homeless people a future.
For Fall 2012, Topshop Unique’s new head designer, Emma Farrow, served up tough military-inspired pieces that we will be clambering over each other to purchase this September.
Whilst some of us won’t have the tummies (or bravery) for the cropped tops, or the legs for the hot pants, we can all still get on board with the chunky knits, velvet jumpsuits, floor-length olive-green trench coats with military-style gold buttons, low-slung skirts, leather pleated skirts and sweater dresses.
Models stomped the runway wearing lace-up army-style boots and carrying an array of slouchy leather bags.
Front Row: Nicola Roberts, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevigne.
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rihanna, Nicole Roberts, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof, Ginnifer Goodwin, Elizabeth Olsen and Liv Tyler