Maarten Van Der Horst's second Topshop collaboration
Maarten Van Der Horst first hit the fashion industry with a big floral bang thanks to his ironic take on that dad-on-holiday favourite, the Hawaiian shirt. His big hibiscus blooms in snappy tailored Bermuda shorts and supersize shirts captured the fashion industry’s attention, propelling him onto the Fashion East runway and then into a collaboration with Topshop.
Netherlands-born NEWGEN-sponsored Maarten has moved his aesthetic on from a flouncy place to a darker one since his first collection for the store in 2012; this second line courtesy of Toppers includes Maarten’s strong new prints like metal band inspired logos and street-swept graffiti. You can see the full collection in the gallery below...
You may recall that Van Der Horst’s flirtation with metallica first sparked up last year with the launch of a unisex line of sweatshirts and tees. Produced to put his ‘crazy’ ideas (his words, not ours) into a wider style sphere at a more affordable price, this tack appears to be one that is following the young designer through his career.
Street-inspired prints make for street-chic results with this graffiti-splattered shirt dress
This capsule collection – which starts at £40 and maxes out at £220 for the leathers – features similarly graphic patterns monochromatically – angrily stamped or embellished over simple shapes like a white shirt or jersey sweatshirt.
Loved by his fellow designer friends like Simone Rocha and Serafina Sama (of Isa Arfen) as well as journos like Alex Fury and uber-blogger Susie Lau, it won’t take long for the collection to whizz out of stores when it launches today. Just in time for a spot of LFW shopping...