Topshop Fall 2009 “Marianne” Collection

Topshop Fall 2009 “Marianne” Collection

Monday, July 13, 2009 by Wendy Lam

Photography: Topshop

On Friday, you’ve seen the Topshop Fall/Winter 2009 Horror Girls collection, now let’s take a look at the Marianne collection which is a take on vintage glamour fused with grunge. The collection takes inspiration from 70s groupies and has a dress-up box feel. Luxurious fabrics are given an antique finish; sequins are tarnished, faux furs appear matted and chunky knits are ragged and distressed. Heavily sequined dresses, harem trousers and high waist knickers are instantly made casual when paired down with oversized cardigans, whilst a slinky maxi dress in deep violet worn with a matted-looking Mongolian gilet becomes daytime wear. Extravagant mink like jackets (the black one is very much like my Elizabeth and James piece) and marabou boleros add opulence to high waisted denim flares and love-worn leather hotpants. Suede scarves, velvet belts and platform shoes made from panels of foil and mock snakeskin finish off the mixture of textures which is key to this trend. This color palette of dark metallics is interspersed with occasional splashes of bright turquoise, raspberry and yellow.

The collection is starting to hit Topshop stores and starting now, so keep an eye out if you’re diggin’ any of these looks. Do you love it? Which pieces must you own? Stay tuned for more pics…

Peep the look book after the jump…


More pics on the next page…

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