Top Man S/S 13

If there was any doubt left in our mind that Topman is the sharpest high-street brand out there, it was completely erased by the youthful, joyous Spring 2013 collection they showed on Friday as part of London’s first-ever men’s fashion week. Taking inspiration from California’s skateboarding and surfing cultures, Topman sent out a selection of bright looks with an energetic spirit and a palette of eye-popping neon colors. Bright floral prints and DayGlo hues enlivened the sharp basics, with anoraks, oversized sweaters, and wide shorts worn with a carefree attitude. There were sporty references, as in the number jerseys—in versions both cropped and overlong—and the appearance of a subtle mesh in numerous pieces, all worn with sturdy leather boots with a cut-out between the upper and the ankle. A muted gray check streaked with subtle lines of highlighter pink was a quieter alternative that still managed to pop with vibrancy. The collection overall was a powerful reminder why Topman is the very epitome of London’s brash young energy—in-your-face, eye-catching, and cool in all the right ways. (Photos Melodie Jeng for


  1. Great pictures, great styling, great boots .. And then we had to see Alexa Chung in the last shot… Really ?? Spare us MDC.