Topshop are well known for their support and collaborations with emerging fashion design talent and their collaboration earlier in the year with David Koma helped introduce him to the masses. So I'm very excited to hear that on the 15th Sept (the day before London Fashion Week starts) they are launching two new collaborations with designers Michael Van Der Ham and Simone Rocha.
Michael Van Der Ham is a Dutch born designer who has an MA from legendary design school Central St Martins. He has also completed an internship at Alexander McQueen thus cementing his fashion training. His designs are a mesh of different influences, fabrics and cuts and his Topshop collection stays true to his design ethos. His clothes are perfect for the woman who likes to be brave and bold in her fashion choices whilst retaining an ease of wearability. I love his use of colour in this collection as autumn/winter collections can often lack bright hues. It's a breath of fresh air.
Simone Rocha is the daughter of legendary fashion stalwart John Rocha but she's not just successful due to her name. This girl has real, raw talent. Since graduating from Central St Martins with an MA in 2010 she has shown her collections on schedule with Fashion East. Her pieces combine femininity with a love of texture. Classic pieces are updated with her unique design flair to create a unique looking item of clothing. Florally textured fabrics and sheers are a mainstay of her collections and her her capsule collection for Topshop features her signature sheer sleeves.
Both collections launch on September 15th in selected stores on Topshop.com