Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Kate Moss for Topshop. Cock right off!

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say what I think many of you are thinking...

Kate Moss's collections for Tophop are SHIT. Especially the latest one which launched yesterday. They aren't even collections (and I am qualified to say that because I studied fashion design at uni, so ner!). Just random clothes hung together, a bit like a nice charity shop that just happens to have several of each item (perhaps because they chanced on some dead-stock you think to yourself?). There is no concept, no obvious colour palettes, little in the way of repeat details, and the fabrics, well, to be fair, they are what to be expected for that price point. It is just a mish-mash of clothes that you have a vague recollection of seeing the supermodel wearing at some point over the past few years.

What we (and Philip Green) need to remember is that, just because you have the ability to make anything look good, some style, and you can make Jo Public willing to sell their Gran just to own the latest shoite you were pictured in, this does not mean you should be heralded as a designer. I mean, my sis has this knack of making any old polyester market tat look fantastic, but I wouldn't recommend for one second that Harold Tillman hand over the keys to Jaeger design studio and say 'there you go luv, knock yourself out!'.


I do understand what Sir Philip Green was thinking (my Nan would say he was just seeing pound signs in front of his eyes and *tut*). But the fact that these 'collections' are based on what Moss herself has worn and not what she wants to wear in the future illustrates my point beautifully. She has no credible talent in this area. No vision. Arguably, she is able to recognise a good thing when she sees it, she does have an eye and could be an excellent stylist. But she is not a designer. Kate's collections are reminiscent of what Topshop was doing years ago, you know, when it was dirt cheap, safe and a bit rubbish (but the high street was limited back then so we had no choice but to go there for our 'Friday night on the tiles' outfit). Well, people, this is no longer the case, So I beg you, I URGE you in fact. STOP THIS MADNESS! Don't buy this pathetic excuse for a collection, and lets restore Ms Moss to her rightful position in society: The beautiful, crack-lovin (allegedly) laydee that we all know and *heart*.

Edith

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3 comments:

selinaoolala said...

haha totally agree! needs to end, 6 seasons is tooooo much. also, have you ever tried on the hotpants, they're so tiny!

selinaoolala said...

haha totally agree! six seasons it just too much, it needs to end! aso, have you ever tried on the hotpants? they're sooooo tiny!

Some Like It Fashion said...

I've never tried the shorts on because I could tell by looking at them that the result would be gynaecologically obscene on me! Actually, I found that most of the range isn't a great fit on me, but then it is cut with a model in mind.

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