LFW sneak preview: Topshop Unique theme revealed...

03 February 2009

Topshop Unique save the date

So things are hotting up in anticipation of London Fashion Week and news of the creative force inspiring each designer is beginning to sneak out. Our favourite bit of gossip so far is what's got the creative team at Topshop Unique fired up. And it's… aliens! De de de der derrrrrr! If you recognise that strange little refrain (recite it in your head), you'll know it's the theme ditty from the movie Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. It is this movie that Unique's current creative director Katie Grand says is inspiring the whole show. (So if you want to do your homework, watch the movie trailer here.) Even the invitations for the 21 February show, which were sent out today, are covered with illustrations of flying saucers. And if you saw the pearly king and queen-inspired S/S ‘09 collection (which hit Topshop on Sunday), you'll know how far the Unique team can spin out a theme. A good thing too, we say. We are looking forward to chowing down on Flying Saucer sweets and crackling Space Dust in the front row!

PS: In case you missed it, the other piece of pre-LFW gossip sending us into a spin is that Miss Pixie Geldof might be making her catwalk debut for PPQ! We can't wait...

- Melanie Rickey


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