Trust good old Topshop to draw the most glamorous of fashion crowds. Watched by an impressive collection of A-listers including (but in no way limited to) Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung, Ellie Goulding, Pixie Lott, Hailee Steinfeld, Harley Viera-Newton, Abbey Clancy, Laura Carmichael and Daisy Lowe (but sadly no Mossy), the SS15 show was opened and closed by Miss Cara Delevingne.
Before the lights went down and the catwalk lit up, the celebs had a quick hair and make-up refresh at Topshop’s pop-up beauty salon and refuelled with to-die-for crab doughnuts, chicken noodles and chocolate ice lollies. You can see why everyone want to be at the Topshop show, right?
With that lot in attendance, it goes without saying that the FROW boasted some of the best outfits in town. From Alexa Chung’s Pippi Longstocking-inspired yellow sweater and plaits (we overheard her saying she was hungover, so maybe the braids were a short-on-time hair saviour) to Harley’s blue midi skirt, the stars turned out in their Sunday best. We can’t decide which look we love most and need to replicate next weekend.
As for the collection, well, that was suitably dreamy, too. Think an assortment of sporty tennis dresses and canvas bags, short pleated skirts and cheerleader-style maroon striped jumpers. Very courtside chic meets day out at the British seaside. We also loved the 50s-style high-waisted skinny trews, which were worn with off-the-shoulder bandeau tops and flashes of coloured sportswear. A model army including Cara, Jourdan, Malaika Firth, Lily Donaldson and Sam Rollinson showcased the pieces to perfection, and we bet they’re sure to fly off the Topshop shelves almost as soon as they touch down. We can’t wait to get our hands on the sparkly embellished silk finale dress.
Today’s big hitters down at Somerset House bring an assortment of glossy shows – we’re looking at you, Burberry – which will no doubt bring similarly impressive celeb FROWs. And after yesterday’s Topshop extravaganza, we can only wait with baited breath. Your move, Christopher Bailey.
By Sophie Haslett