It’s April! Spring is here! It may still be a bit cold (we’ll ignore that for now), but to ease the wait until the heat arrives we’ve hand-picked some red hot trends, music and TV news for you to get involved with
1. NEW BLUR ALBUM
The pioneers of Britpop are back! Blur release The Magic Whip, their first album in 12 years. Die-hard fans will be pleased to know the album features the full Blur line up, so here at Topman we’re expecting big things! Influences are rumoured to include David Bowie's 70s Berlin phase, Hong Kong (where the album was conceived) and even some thoughts on North Korea.
MAGIC WHIP IS RELEASED ON APRIL 27TH
2. BRAND FOCUS: GLOBE
Skateboarding is cool, but if you don’t know your ollie from your feeble grind, you can still get the look by shopping our new range from skate apparel giants, Globe. Establishing themselves in mid 90s Australia, the brand has gone from strength to strength in the skate scene offering boards, footwear and streetwear inspired collections as well as their own professional skate teams.
3. SPACE DYE
Monochrome may still be big but spring is the perfect opportunity to add some colour to your everyday style. With our wide range of space dye t-shirts, sweatshirts and knitwear constructed using a blended, dual-colour finish with our tees coming in a flattering slim shape, it’s never been easier to grab a fresh, seasonal look.
4. LUX PHASE 6
Our premium Lux range is back for spring/summer 2015 with a brand new collection that explores the casual tailoring aesthetic. Using a strong colour palette of navy and black with accents in light greys and camel colours, the range makes use of key proportions such as elongated bombers, oversized t-shirts and longline duster coats. Featuring mirror printing techniques and grid check styling, each piece is easily worn with or without the rest of the collection.
One of the coolest festivals on the planet is back this month for two weekends of music by some of the biggest names in the game. AC/DC, FKA Twigs, Florence and the Machine, Alt-J and Drake are a few of the massive acts taking to the stage. Not only is it two weekends of amazing music it all takes place in sun-drenched Palm Springs, California. Keep an eye out for our Coachella street style piece coming soon!
COACHELLA RUNS FROM APRIL 10TH-12TH AND APRIL 17TH-19TH
6. BOYS TO FRONTMEN
Is your music playlist a little 2014? Are you laughed out the room when you drop a playlist at a party? Well, have no fear, because here at Topman we’ve rounded up 3 frontmen from bands certain to have a massive 2015. Check out our interview and shoot with Fred Macpherson of Spector, Kieran Shudall of Circa Waves and Tom Burke of Citizens!
7. US STORE OPENINGS
We’ve just opened two brand new stores stateside with doors opening in Houston and Atlanta. We celebrated in style of course with giveaways for the first 100 customers, music form local DJs, pop-up photo booths and limited edition gifts!
Summer is definitely on its way (hopefully) so that means sunglasses are now a vital part of any look. From vintage tortoise shell pattern work and frame shapes to multicolour revo lenses, you’ll be spoilt for choice this season. Remember that it doesn’t have to be warm to represent, you make the most of that sun, whatever the temperature!
9. TOP PICK
This month we feature Personal Shopper Daniel Rhone and his top pick for April. Part of our Premium range, this lightweight deep green t-shirt has been constructed using super soft cotton for added comfort. Able to compliment both casual and smarter spring/summer looks with ease, the t-shirt is a vital part of any style conscious guy’s wardrobe.
10. GAME OF THRONES
Summer may be on the way but winter is coming again as the phenomenal US hit series Game Of Thrones is back for a blood-soaked 5th season. Prepare yourselves for more treachery, dragons and unexpected deaths, as author George RR Martin reveals that some characters alive in the books will not make it through the next season. Who’s your money on?
NEW SERIES PREMIERES ON APRIL 12TH ON HBO