It's Friday! What's better to start off the weekend by having a great shopping event at Topman. Yesterday, they have a preview on the second collection for the AAA range - the collection that is inspired by the rock 'n' roll. Very edgy, great fit, nice fabric and awesome collection. This time around I think most of the clothes are much more wearable on daily basis. Lots of studs, lots of eyelets, lots of straps and lots of 'drapery' too. Price range is quite affordable coz the most expensive doesn't mount more than £200, which is awesome.
So, what did I tried in the fitting room? The studded shirts and jumpers. Like these white and grey shirts with studded details on the shoulder and the center hems. The look of the buttons/studs remind me of the sandals by Dolce & Gabbana for SS10 which I saw at Harrods Sale last month. Very cool. I dunno how much effort has gone to made a single shirt, but kudos for the 'shirt-maker' though coz it looks very edgy. The fabric is quite 'thin', but that's what the whole rock 'n' roll is all about, right?
The other shirt is the grey denim with studded collar. This one supposed to be 'slim', but still I think the shirt is a bit large though I picked the small size. Nonetheless, I love the fabric which is quite luxe and spandexy. The detail on the torso in a corset-like is very cool.
i wish the waist is much more 'hugging', like this... :)
One of the sweater is this black with button-studs on the shoulders, which looks like the embellished-epaulette of Burberry Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Very slim-fitting with great fabric. And quite affordable given the efforts of 'ornamenting' of this otherwise plain jumper. (Oh, mind the shaky image... coz I'm still getting used to the iPhone though!)
I actually love most of the pieces, like the eyelets leather biker jacket, the skinny blazer with zip-detail lapels, the cowl-draped sweater, the strappy long sleeve tee (which is inspired by Burberry SS10, I think)... and most of the Ts and vests which are very rock 'n' roll. My eyes are on the asymmetric waistcoat - but damn, my size is not there! Otherwise... (you can fill your own statement here!). :)
The collection can be found at Topman flagship store @ Oxford Circus, and online too. And remember, student can get 10% off! :)