Back in October, we unveiled a sneak peek of Mary Katrantzou’s latest capsule collection for Topshop that left us wanting more, more, more. Today, the fast fashion retailer finally released the complete lookbook of the Spring 2012 collaboration, and it’s every bit as incredible as we’d hoped and expected.
The 10-piece collection features dresses and separates in the British designer’s signature vibrant prints. The designs are very close to the aesthetic of her eponymous line, with pricing at a much more accessible price range of £40 to £350, or $75 to $630 in Canada.
“My idea behind the collaboration was to design for the Topshop girl a range that is as close to the aesthetic of my mainline as possible, with great control over the quality of design and production,” said Katrantzou. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try the print on print layering!”
The collection launches in Topshop stores on February 17. In Canada, it will be available March 6 at the Topshop location at the Bay at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. I’m dying to get my hands on something, anything, from this collaboration. Perhaps a gorgeous Mary Katrantzou for Topshop dress is in order. What’s on your wish list?
Images via Vogue UK
January Jones in Carolina Herrara Pre-Fall 2011 at the 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards
The end of a year always brings about an overabundance of ‘best of’ lists, so of course we had to contribute one of our own. Putting together a list of the top ten red carpet looks of 2011 was a surprisingly easy task. These 9 women – 8 actresses and 1 real life princess – and their 10 ensembles (Emma Stone is listed twice!) were clear standouts in our eyes. So much so that we’re not even going to bother to explain our choices – these stunning looks speak for themselves. Plus, we’re still recovering from our holiday turkey feast.
From Anne Hathaway‘s sequin Armani Privé to Cate Blanchett‘s lavender Givenchy, these are the types of clothes that make us wish that we too were Hollywood actresses or fairy tale princesses whose job descriptions included gracing red carpets in couture. But, alas, we are not…yet. So until such day that fact changes, we’ll settle for daydreaming about strutting our stuff in January Jones‘ gold lace gown by Carolina Herrera and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge‘s blush sequin dress by Jenny Packham instead.
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2011 at the 83rd Academy Awards
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 at the ‘Friends With Benefits’ New York premiere
Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab Fall 2011 at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Ginnifer Goodwin in Topshop at Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jenny Packham Spring 2011 at the Annual Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) Gala Dinner in London
Emma Stone in Tom Ford Fall 2011 at the ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ World Premiere
Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé Fall 2010 at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture at the 83rd Academy Awards
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 at the ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ New York premiere
xx, T & S
Images via Celeb Whereabouts, Vogue UK, Just Jared, Just Jared, Zimbio, Celebitchy, Just Jared, tlfan, Celebrity-Paradise, Celebitchy
This might just be the best collaboration in the history of collaborations. Valli, Versace…step aside. With a sneak peek of merely one dress, Mary Katrantzou‘s latest collection for Topshop just became the collab of the season.
The designer’s high street take on her own main line features a printed dress that looks like it was plucked straight from the most fabulous and expensive boutique in the world, except that it wasn’t. Priced at £350, the dress is one of fourteen pieces set to hit Topshop stores and topshop.com in February. (via Style Bubble)
This first look is blowing my mind. If the thirteen other pieces in the collection are just as covetable – and I suspect they are on the basis that it’s Mary Katrantzou we’re talking about here - me and my bank account are in a lot of trouble come February.
P.S. Have you seen the preview of the Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp bags? Equally droolworthy.
Image Credit: Style Bubble
My fellow Torontonians, Topshop has finally landed! At The Bay at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, that is. And since I so irresponsibly and selfishly skipped the media preview earlier today in favour of work – the horror! - this post is my attempt to make it up to you. I know you’re all dying to stop by the brand spankin’ new store when it opens tomorrow, October 5, but in the meantime I’ve pillaged the Twitter feeds of my favourite tweeps for photos for you. So here you go – a sneak peek of the very first Topshop store in Canada!
Ready to get your (Top)shop on?
Image Credits: @YorkdaleStyle, @Topshop_Canada, @TIF_Richard, @JayStrut
Topshop continues to reign supreme at the Bay‘s Toronto flagship this summer! After the takeover of the 3rd floor by a potentially (socially) deadly combination of mojitos and a photo booth (remember these silly shots?) earlier this month, the Bay did it all over again this week in honour of the Topman pop-up shop on the 2nd floor. The city’s hipster men came out in full force to buy orange shoes, hit up the photo booth and play some ping pong.
Missed the fun? Don’t fret. Stop by the Bay Queen Street for your Topman (or Topshop) fix before summer’s end, or the Bay Yorkdale starting October 5th!
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My clam purse, which I recently purchased at Topshop in New York along with my deer ring, has quickly become one of my most prized possessions. One friend remarked that it looks like something a granny would carry, while another observed that it would serve as an effective shield against a bullet. Both comments have had the effect of intensifying my affection toward my clam purse.
H&M blouse / Urban Outfitters skirt / Topshop ring / Topshop purse / Necklace from Hong Kong boutique / Steve Madden shoes
The Bay threw a bash tonight in the Topshop Summer Takeover pop-up shop, serving up only the very best in fast fashion, mojitos galore and some good old fashioned photo booth fun. Nelia, Daniela, Richard and Marc and I had a ball goofing around behind the camera. In fact, I had so much fun that I now aspire to one day own a photo booth. When I do, you’re all invited to come play.
In the meantime, Toronto, get your Topshop on at the pop-up shop at The Bay on Queen Street this summer, or at The Bay in Yorkdale Shopping Centre starting October 5th!
On me: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel top / Club Monaco shorts / Gucci belt / Zara shoes / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up with Joe Fresh lipstick
The Hudson’s Bay Company announced in March that it had secured the exclusive Canadian franchise rights for Topshop and Topman in Canada. Since then, Topshop’s Canadian fans have been waiting with baited breath for news of where the first store would launch, and today the wait is finally over.
The Bay revealed this morning that its location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto would house the first Topshop and Topman stores-within-a-store, slated to open this September October 5th. Canadian Topshop fans outside of Toronto need not fret, however, as the Bay also announced that online shopping will be launched this September October as well through thebay.com/topshop and thebay.com/topman websites.
In the meantime, Torontonians will have plenty of opportunities to snag some Topshop in the lead up to the Yorkdale store opening this Fall. The Bay’s “Topshop and Topman Summer Takeover” campaign will see temporary pop-up shops popping up all over Ontario this summer.
“One-weekend-only” Pop-up Location
The temporary stores will feature summer essentials, free frozen treats to keep shoppers cool, and a shopping soundtrack provided by high-profile DJs. The first 200 customers each day will receive a limited-edition reusable fabric bag, and the weekend shopper deemed to have the best Toronto Street Style will win tickets to the Yorkdale VIP Opening Party in September, and a $500 shopping spree with a Topshop Topman Personal Shopper.
Where: Queen West and Soho Street
When: June 17 to 19, 2011. Friday, June 17 noon to 8pm; Saturday, June 18 10am to 8pm; Sunday, June 19 10am to 5pm
Topshop Capsule in The Bay Queen Street
Curated by Tommy Ton, Toronto’s own internationally acclaimed street style photographer and fashion blogger, the Topshop Capsule features a specially selected collection of Tommy’s favourite Topshop pieces. The Capsule will be in The Bay Queen Street throughout summer to get Torontonians ready for the Yorkdale launch.
Where: Yonge and Queen Street, 3rd Floor
When: Opens June 30, 2011
“Farewell to Summer” Topshop and Topman Pop-ups
This will be the last chance to shop Topshop and Topman before the Yorkdale store opening, so get your hands on it before anyone else.
When: July 30 to August 1, 2011
So, who’s ready to get their (Top)shop on?
Image via the groovini
Just like that, the Superbowl of fashion, otherwise known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, has come and gone for another year. And, like every other fashion blog in existence, we at The Backseat Stylers are obliged to choose our candidates for best dressed among the many who graced the Met Ball’s red carpet last night. At the very top of our list, rather unexpectedly, is Ginnifer Goodwin in an emerald green custom Topshop dress (pictured above). If anyone had predicted a week ago that Goodwin would be the one to stand out in the crowd, in Topshop no less, I’d have called you crazy. Gisele (in the background wearing red Alexander McQueen) is even jealous.
Liv Tyler in Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2011 is an easy pick for me; I can’t get enough of that breathtaking collection. Riccardo Tisci can do no wrong these days, and his incredible creation more than makes up for Tyler’s rather bland hair and makeup.
Diane Kruger can be hit-or-miss on the red carpet, but when she gets it right, the results are stunning. This Jason Wu Fall 2011 gown has just the right amount of sparkle and a whole lot of leg going on. Miss Kruger wins the prize for the sexiest look of the night hands down. Joshua Jackson is one lucky man!
Daphne Guinness in a Alexander McQueen feathered concoction from Sarah Burton’s Spring 2011 collection for the design house is in a league of her own. The spectacle of her getting dressed for the Ball in the Barney’s display window and the drama of her look from head to toe were just so McQueen. I’m dying to see her exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology this Fall.
Freida Pinto in Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2010 is a controversial pick, but I adore the look. Though Blake Lively, Anna Wintour and Kristen Dunst all rocked Chanel Haute Couture last night, Pinto’s glamourous tuxedo-inspired gown was by far my favourite.
Which red carpet looks from Met Ball 2011 made your best dressed list?
Image Credits: Zimbio
Pamela Love announced on twitter yesterday that she has collaborated with Topshop on a jewelry collection. Said Love: “It evokes the spirit of America. I’m their first designer from the States, so I felt it was important to represent that.” The five-part series will begin hitting stores next month. (via Fashionologie)
I’ve been coveting Pamela Love’s line for some time now, particularly her signature talon cuff, but have been scared away by the prices. Topshop price points for Pamela Love designs sounds like a dream to me!
Image via @pamelalovenyc