Kate Moss TOPSHOP Spring Summer 2014 Collection
Kate Moss and TOPSHOP are excited to launch their spring/summer 2014 collection, an eclectic mix of pieces encapsulating the British fashion icon’s unique and revered vintage style. Firmly set apart from her previous Kate Moss TOPSHOP collections, Kate has worked hard with the TOPSHOP design and buying teams to deliver this much updated and more premium collection – re-affirming her unrivalled position as THE true British fashion icon. This collection is available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay at all TOPSHOP stores, TOPSHOP capsules and 13 additional locations nationwide. The full assortment will also be available online at thebay.com/katemosstopshop.
Key design categories for this collection begin with Balearic Dressing, a reflection of Kate’s love for the Balearic Islands comes a series of carefully embroidered smock-tops; silk blouses and a white kaftan that is based on a vintage find she wears every summer. The bold Aztecs dress has a handmade feel and the heavily embroidered crochet lace dresses, which either skim the thigh or the ankle, are available in cream or black.
Pajama dressing adds a totally new element to the Kate Moss TOPSHOP range. Silk satin sourced in London’s Soho carries two distinct prints: a subtle, distorted floral design and a vivid Oriental-inspired flower pattern. Both prints will be available in high-waisted trousers, blouses and an ultimate pajama coat.
Cocktail Hour is flirtatious and sexy with hemlines either slashed at the thigh or falling to the floor. The intentional vintage effects, opulent trims and detailing such as cobweb beadwork, sequin bead fringing and crepe satin splicing, all provide a delicate and deluxe element to the designs.
Tailoring Noir introduces a beautiful selection of tailoring including tuxes and trouser suits in black and black gold metallic mixes, a bias cut liquid metallic lame dress and lame floral printed shirts – offering a chic, smart alternative to dressing up for a summer evening.
Kate’s growing up as a designer is reflected in this more premium collection with the use of luxurious fabrics, including silk chiffons sourced in London Soho, gold lame from Italy and intricate lace from India. Also upping the luxury quota is the meticulous attention spent on trimmings and details, including hand stitching and beading.
Making the collection “More Kate”, items based on Kate’s wardrobe have been joined by vintage-inspired pieces that she herself finds difficult to find when shopping in second hand stores, because the lace is either ripped or sequins are falling off. So it was important to Kate that these items were added to her collection this season.
“I love the whole process of designing, from hanging out with the girls in the design team, building the concept, getting excited about seeing the various stages of sampling, making tweaks and improvements and then seeing the final collection coming together”. Kate Moss.
The butter-soft suede found in this collection, Kate felt offered a more lightweight choice over leather for summer; and a change from denim. The weave waistcoat is a real statement piece and epitomizes Kate’s Seventies wardrobe staples. The suede “runner” shorts, available in olive and black, carry a tiny braid detail down the sides, again stepping up the deluxe element for spring/summer.
Since it launched, TOPSHOP has become a major British style authority and one of fashion’s biggest success stories. In 1994, a TOPSHOP flagship store was born, as the brand took over a 90,000 sq ft space at London Oxford Circus in the heart of the West End. It remains there today, and is considered the world’s largest fashion store, attracting over 500,000 shoppers each week.
A pioneer of design collaborations, TOPSHOP is also well known for nurturing young talent, including Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchhoff, Hussein Chalayan, Richard Nicoll and Mary Katrantzou. TOPSHOP is the only high street brand to show on schedule at London Fashion Week, and has recently celebrated ten years of sponsoring New Gen – supporting young British designers and giving them a platform to show within LFW and promote their collections to the international press.
Also a huge success is the TOPSHOP beauty line, tapping into a wealth of existing knowledge of the hottest trends, the TOPSHOP design team has developed a directional and fashion led way of approaching colour in cosmetics.
About Kate Moss:
Kate Moss is celebrated for her beauty, her unparalleled career as a model and her enduring influence on fashion. She has an iconic catalogue of work established over twenty five years. Collaborations include projects with Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight, Marc Quinn, Lucien Freud, Topshop, Longchamp, Dior, Coty, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Versace and Calvin Klein. Kate has featured on the cover of British Vogue a record 34 times.
Her eponymous book “Kate” was published by Rizzoli in 2012, and in 2013 Christie’s celebrated her remarkable success with an auction of stunning artworks that capture the extraordinary appeal of Kate Moss.
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