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TopShop Press Report
Spring 2005

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TOPSHOP SPRING/SUMMER 2005 Press Release & Images

TopShop Spring 2005 Press Images

Crochet Looks and Little Tops at TopShop


Folk FestivalCrochet Looks at TopShop Crochet Little Smock Top at TopShop

Gorgeous Crochet Skirt at TopshopLittle Tops at TopShop The laid back hippy vibe of early 1970s San Francisco forms the backdrop to this collection.  Love-worn casual wear and relaxed jackets are given a uniquely pretty feel with faded paisley, patchwork, crochet and border prints. Sweatshirts, customised by hand, offer a youthful freedom.

Hues of purple, earth green, raspberry, yellow, and slate create an organic palette with vivid embroidery highlighting greyed-off denim.  Big satchels and deep bucket bags of tumbled, delicately tooled leather compliment the layered natural fabrics of the collection.  Signature studded wedge shoes provide an individual twist.

Mid West

Feminine Touches at TopshopSheer Fabrics at TopShop

Victoriana Cotton dress at TopShopIntroducing a distinctly feminine touch, pretty prairie skirts and Victoriana cotton dresses are styled with cinch-back and apron shaped work-wear. Ethnic at TopShop

 Bold Broderie Anglaise, Madras checks and cut-work contrast with natural vintage lace smock tops and watery botanical prints. 

 Ebony crafted necklaces and heavy black patterns punctuate the look and give it a harder edge.


Safari Look at TopShop Safari to Wooden Beads at TopShopWooden Beads at TopShop

Safari and utilitarian wares in natural linen and crumpled and ramie cottons evoke a well-travelled feel.  Pigment dyed wide leg trousers with rolled up cuffs, billowing pockets and slouchy paper-bag waistbands are worn with sun-bleached shrunken jackets and gilets. 

Zips and buttons reinforce the functional influence and printed blouses and jersey tunics bear earthy batik prints in new soft colours.  Nave wooden necklaces, natural leather wedges and sandals, Hessian belts and chestnut brown leather bags finish the story.

 Tribal Chic Wooden Platform Shoes and Wedges at TopShop

Chic wallpaper-style florals in cream, orange and soft brown make a bold statement on woven tunics. Stronger accents of purple, violet and coral patterns punctuate sophisticated skirts and summer dresses. 

Cropped shrug jackets with soft shoulders in muted, neutral colours add to the feminine shape of the silhouette. 

 Fabric patch necklaces, espadrille wedges and studded wooden platform sandals sit with wicker bags. Left - This season's must get - Wooden Platform Shoes and Wedges at TopShop

Modern Pacific

Cropped Trousers and  Geometric Prints at TopShop

Cropped Trousers and Bold Geometric Prints at TopShop

This playful, vibrant collection draws heavily on modern African and geometric prints.  Bold, oversized leaf motifs in acid and paint box green are mixed with floral tropical prints in primary red, yellow, blue and white. 

Lightweight, voluminous printed blouses are paired with slouchy, easy wearing shorts or cropped trousers, creating a relaxed feel.  Crisp cotton tunic dresses with patch pockets are layered over fresh block colours of geranium while flat decorated sandals and wedges add sophistication and confidence to this otherwise simple look.

Hippy DeluxeGlamour with Sheer Fabrics and Paisley Prints at TopShop

For high summer luxury, TopShop brings a rich and mystical story with eclectic Middle Eastern influences.  Glamorous beach kaftans are sheer and embellished with antique beading. 

Indian paisley prints are treated with sequins and Lurex weaves run through fine cotton blouses. 

Long maxi skirts in diaphanous silk taffetas add romance while layers of trinkets, coin bracelets and long jewelled necklaces provide a dressed-up finish.

Press Release Ends

You can see more Miss Topshop Images showing the beach range for summer 2005 here.

Arcadia who own TopShop also own Miss Selfridge.  You can see the Miss Selfridge press report and images here and tropical summer images for the beach here.

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