Emma Cook for Topshop
Topshop and Emma Cook have been working together for several years, producing much-coveted clothing and accessories that have caused a sensation. Following hot on the heels of the success of her recent shoe collection, Topshop introduces a seven-piece capsule collection for summer, in-store from 24th July 2009.
The latest collection by Emma Cook for Topshop is influenced by Emma’s SS09 collection for her own label, taking the naïve animal motifs she has become known for and translating them for the high street. Deers, zebras, lions and stags stalk across fine silk tunic tops and dresses in the palest of greys and hide out on simple jersey separates, some of which have ruffle-front hems and lace bib inserts. Whilst prints are playful and child-like, shapes are decidedly chic and grown-up. Colours are soft and muted, with grey, stone and pastel pink taking centre stage.
Stand-out pieces include the silk vest dress with the repeating animal motif, and the effortlessly simple tunic dress emblazoned with the head of a deer. In jersey, the vest mini dress with the ra-ra frill hem is the perfect summer dress.
Emma has also designed two quirky statement shoes for Autumn/Winter 2009, in-store from the end of August. The first has a wedge heel with a fringed ankle and patent utilitarian laces, and comes in either zebra-print or dalmation-print pony hair, or wine coloured leather. The second style, again with a wedge heel, has a zip-front and tassles, and is available in taupe or black. Like Emma’s SS09 ‘brothel creeper’ boot, these are attention-grabbing shoes that make the most fashion-forward of statements.
This is Emma’s fifth collection for Topshop. She currently shows her mainline collection in the Topshop show space in London, the latest range will be available in the Oxford Circus, White City and Manchester stores, the Selfridges concession and the New York flagship.
Price range £35 – £80.
Markus Lupfer for Topshop
Following the success of his previous 8 season’s collaborations, Markus Lupfer and Topshop re-join forces. Markus’ iconic sequinned motif sweaters return, this time in a lighter cashmere mix for summer.
Available nationwide at stores from July, the range of sweaters are emblazoned with oversized sequinned pop-art images; a pineapple, a parrot, a leopard print heart and the classic bow design.
Markus Lupfer for Topshop will be available in-store July 28th 2009, at New York, Oxford Circus, Topshop.com and all main stores nationwide.
All jumpers are priced at £85.