Dear Filep and iDEALS, with a hint of early gentleman explorer – this season’s Topman Design collection embodies the enriching journey of a young man imbuing his spirit through the landscape and cultures in which he travels. His early beginnings are clean and functional but as his journey progresses he begins to absorb elements of these cultures into his visual appeal.
Ice white cropped and oversized parkas are worn over explorer knits in creams and puttys - modernised by the presence of metallic fastenings and lurex threads. Pants are loose and wide – double pleated cotton drill in pale creams and whites are worn tucked into boots and belted at the waist. Some are waxed while some are more technical in proofed cotton.
Printed Tibetan print boiled-wool pea coats are worn large and loose beginning in muted tones before moving into richer spicier tones of orange and red. Orange signifies the next journey stage and introduces a world of hotter spicier tones. Knitwear is boiled and bright in yellows and fuscias with abstract intarsia Ohms while belted cardigans with contrast shawls are worn with richly toned drill cotton double pleat pants tucked into hiking socks and worn with sandals. Parkas again are key and are worn fastened or pulled over-head.
As he reflects on his travels - enriched and wisened - his appearance softens into bohemian luxury. Waxed cropped parkas in claret give way to sleek double breasted suiting in garnet and ox blood before moving into midnight blue brocade single breasted silk jackets worn with elegant shirting – fastened to the back and loose at the collar.
Throughout the journey, his accessories are key. Oversized functional harnessed leather rucksacks come complete with leather hip flask, i-pad, and compass holders. Heavy leather explorer boots come in varying shades and are brightened with soft metallic leather. All of which add to the modern day take on this journey of discovery exploration.