Topshop brings back iconic trends from the past for SS16

Topshop brings back iconic trends from the past for SS16

Fashion flashback

Text: Andrea Sim

'90s sportswear, '80s tailoring, sweet romanticism and Henri Matisse's blooms are given new life in the high street label's spring/summer 2016 collection

It is no secret that last season saw a revival of silhouettes from the '70s, where suede A-line minis, flared trousers and the tiniest of cropped tops reigned supreme. This SS16, Topshop dives yet again into the diverse past of fashion's universe, taking us back to the innocent days on the Prairie green. Tacked on, is the rambunctious attitude of sportswear from the '90s, tailoring signature to the '80s, and prints inspired by artworks of modernity.  

When it comes to stepping into the new year with fresh threads, expect a trendy throwback from Topshop with this massive blast from fashion's past. 

Back in the Daze 

Instead of fast fashion's favourite loungey sweatshirts and tailored sweatpants, Topshop means retro business this time around with '90s inspired court sneakers, ribbed sports tops and mom jeans.

'80s Excess

Boyish tailoring and power dressing is offered up in a range of smart double-breasted jackets and loose-fit trousers, accompanied by finishing in high sheen that's signature of the '80s. 

Modern Puritan

A contemporary interpretation of romance from the Prairie days of yore. Sweet ruffles and dreamy lace charm in the form of high-necked blouses and chaste silhouettes.  

Artist's Impression

In our personal favourite, cues taken from the masterpieces of revered artists of our time heralds the '60s with art deco thigh-grazers and painterly bright blooms.