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Topman SS15 Mens collections, Dazed backstage
Backstage at Topman SS15Photography Philip Trengove

TOPMAN Design SS15

Britpop trips back to 70s psychedelia through faded prints, flares and foppish hair

Initial reaction:

If Britpop made it to Woodstock.

70s via the 90s:

Dreamy, washed-out colours dominated the collection – as if David Hockney's LA series of paintings had been left out in the sunlight to fade. Prints ran throughout, with retro wallpaper-style sunflower shirts – collars wide, of course – meeting more toned-down pastel printed kimonos (also spotted at Astrid Andersen – an early trend?) A Britpop trademark, the super slim silhouette (and the super slim, and undeniably sexy, boy) strutted his stuff in that forgotten favourite, the flared jean. Topped off with an array of 70s staples such as the fringed suede jacket, classic ringer tee, shearling parka and even the sweater vest, it was an updated ode to a classic era.

How it was worn:

Mops were messily parted, with tinted square aviators adding 90s rock god attitude. Clear lenses lent a more bookish charm, heightened by the yearbooks held by models as they walked.

The soundtrack to TOPMAN Design SS15, curated by designer and producer Trevor Jackson:

SS15's retro prints are a far cry from last season, which saw TOPMAN Design dabble in darkness – opting for a bloody red palette and series of slick PVC looks. See it below: