To give you a snapshot of what you’ll be wearing throughout the season ahead, we’ve consulted our crystal ball (i.e. the mystically powered Topman design team), to give you a preview of AW15’s most important trends.
Drawing references from military and the great outdoors, the utility trend fuses a masculine aesthetic with genuinely useful design detailing. This couldn’t be further from past interpretations of military – there are no silver buttons or embroidered epaulets – instead, look out for bomber jackets, overshirts with pocket detailing and workwear-style trousers.
Forget platform shoes and sequins, this trend isn’t about fancy dress – it’s about taking inspiration from 70s shapes and styling references and adapting them to autumn/winter 2015. The roll neck is a key item – particularly when styled under a western jacket in a tactile texture – and flares also appear in a new easy-to-wear cut.
Next season’s key colour trend is, without a doubt, camel. Expect to see camel in tailoring, knitwear and outerwear – either layered tonally with similar shades, or worn individually as a statement piece. The smartest way to buy into the trend is to get hold of an oversized camel overcoat early on in the season – we’ll have options available in September!
Despite being an ever-present in pretty much everyone’s wardrobe already, denim is in the spotlight again this season. The key is to leave your denim comfort zone – try new fits of jeans, new washes and go for denim when you would ordinarily have chosen another fabric. At Topman, we’ll be increasing our denim offering even further – with this borg-lined jacket a particular favourite.
Whilst ‘shape’ may sound vague, the core idea of the trend is to challenge traditional silhouettes…but that was slightly too long for a headline. This is best achieved with cropped wide-legged trousers, oversized outerwear and longer length shirts and tops. We already stock quite a lot of long length clothing, so you can make a head start on that already.
Casual tailoring? Smart joggers? This trend has them both, as it juxtaposes elements of formalwear with items traditionally considered sporty or casual. You can nail smartening-down either by mixing up your dress codes – try a track top under a formal coat – or by buying into items like pinstripe co-ords and bomber jackets in suiting material.