Grazia Daily has been in a sombre, reflective mood since the Monday launch of Kate Moss' final full collection for Topshop (and not just because we're now kicking ourselves for not snapping up that Iconic mesh cat jumper dress as well as the Iconic pansy print dress).
What we really needed was some kind of reassurance about the future of the supermodel's involvement with the er, top shop. Fortunately, style blog Fashionologie have weasled out some excellent gossip from "a Topshop spokesperson" who told them that Moss' designs will start to be a little more spontaneous than her previous 109-piece collections that came out 2 or 3 times a year; 'It could be some special pieces in cashmere, for example, or some amazing vintage treasures Kate has uncovered' says the insider 'Basically, it will be whatever takes her fancy. We want Kate's collections to be always surprising, like her — not formulaic and tied to seasons, like a machine.'
Sounds great to us (Kate Moss cashmere? We can't wait...).
We still think the first collection for Topshop was Kate's strongest - hence the number of pieces from that original collection that have now been reissued for her Iconic range - and those styles were largely based on her own favourite vintage styles that she had already worn and loved for years. So taking it back to Kate's impeccable eye for something a bit different makes perfect sense, rather than pushing her to create a full commercial range of pieces.
And is it just us or does this sound like Kate might be creating smaller, more high end capsule collections for the store - perhaps in keeping with Topshop's critically acclaimed Boutique designer collaborations? Watch this space..