TOPMAN DESIGN AW17: RAVING I'M RAVING

 

WORDS Julian de la Celle


     This season's Topman Design collection echoed a nostalgic 80s theme throughout - to the bagginess of the clothing to the knitted sweaters to the pale pinks and neon yellows. What started off with mainly grays and dull blacks transitions slowly into more colorful designs inspired by acid house and the heyday of the rave scene. This is cemented by the soundtrack of the show, Shut Up and Dance's "Raving I'm Raving."

     There is something about the order in which the pieces were showcased that tells a story. There's a feeling of one's creative self being allowed to break free from the shackles of routine and it makes each piece that much more important.