The Clash. Kate Moss. The 6-year-old near the bottom of this post. Brits have always had a way with style, as history and the photos here prove. Precisely who does it better is hard to say; review last week’s post on NYC street style, compare to the batch below (shot by our own Crystal Nicodemus on her recent trip to London Fashion Week), and judge for yourself.
For more models, on- and off-duty, check out The Thread.
What you’ve just watched is models (from left) Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Rosie Tapner doing their best to entertain themselves (and the rest of us) while they wait around to walk the Topshop runway at London Fashion Week a few days ago.
They happen to be doing their own version of a slightly obnoxious internet fad—the details and origin of which are not really of concern. You can watch more examples here, but trust us: The British bombshells’ rendition above is the only one worth your 30 seconds on a busy Thursday like today.
If you do have more than half a minute to spare, try Topshop’s YouTube channel, where you can delight in said models’ fetching English accents—or check out the photo-shoot bloopers we posted last week, for further depictions of beautiful women acting irresistibly absurd.
In case you missed it this morning (we can’t blame you—it streamed live online at noon London time, which is 4am where we are), here’s the very latest from our favorite British import, Topman.
Consider these slightly exaggerated looks as the Topman team’s living, breathing mood board; more an artful expression of where the brand is headed for Autumn/Winter 2013 than a literal preview of the pieces we’ll have in store. Basic translation: Expect an Alpine-explorer vibe influencing rugged outerwear, textured sweaters, next-gen rucksacks, and relaxed trousers signaling a break from all skinny jeans all the time. Also conspicuous: Topman’s signature prints giving way to head-to-toe monochrome—which, in a way, is even more striking. A few favorite looks:
You’ll have to wait the better part of a year to see how these ideas trickle down to the collection we carry online and in selected Nordstrom stores–but for the time being, check out past Topman posts and browse the current collection:
These days, Fashion Week is as much about what happens on the street outside the shows as it is about the runways.
We snagged some NYC girl-watching shots from our sister blog recently (See previous posts: Women of New York Fashion Week Part 1 and Part 2), but now it’s the guys’ turn. Our very own street-shooter Crystal sent home a care package of killer pics from her recent trip to the UK for London Fashion Week. Here’s a first-hand look at the current state of Anglo-Saxon swagger:
Watch Burberry’s Spring 2013 runway show LIVE, Monday morning, 9/17 at 11am Eastern (8am Pacific)—right here on Nordstrom.com.
If recent shows are any evidence, Burberry designer Christopher Bailey might include a few killer menswear looks in tomorrow’s womenswear show.
But even if he doesn’t, tune in for the inventive mix of textures, creative subversions on Burberry’s 150-year heritage—and gorgeous models with British accents—that have become the trademarks of Bailey’s shows (like Fall 2012, seen here).
[UPDATE: The show is now live. CLICK HERE to watch it now.]