Across all trends this AW17 a key feature is the anti-ﬁt, a change of direction from years previous that featured highly tailored garments to ﬁt close to the body which has now changed for an oversized approach. The collection is rounded off with a selection of accessories that fall in to each category such as wide chunky scarves in block primary colours, bright hi-vis rucksacks and smart premium wool beanies in neutral tones.
1. Youth Clash
Mixing subcultural references, ‘Youth Clash’ merges punk, skate, and sportswear, focusing on individuality through styling. Wide-leg trousers are key this season with added functionality, such as carpenter and cargo for a practical street look. Long-lined quilted jackets and lightweight gilets are also essential styling pieces with a variety of prominent patterns such as pin-stripe and gingham.
2. Modern Prep
Modern Prep’, focuses on clean modern aesthetic with slight preppy undertones, bridging the gap between streetwear and formal tailoring pieces. Box-cut shirts and tailored co-ords feature a strong use of vertical stripes that give this trend a uniform inﬂuence and reﬂect the clean-lined aesthetic of the garments.
3. Terrace Boys
TOPMAN’s ‘Terrace Boys’ trend looks back at nostalgic sportswear such as zip-up track tops, 90s graphic sports tees, and oversized football scarves. Colour blocking is also a key feature in this trend with primary intarsia knit designs and contrasting block font prints. Silhouettes are refreshed with wider and cropped ﬁts while paying homage to retro team sportswear.
4. Nomadic Sport
Combining contemporary relaxed tailoring with oversized coats and knitwear, ‘Nomadic Sport’ reimagines a 90s laid back vibe. An outerwear staple, the puffer jacket, has been revisited with shiny technical fabrics and longer, bulkier shapes. Mid-wash patchwork and paint-dripped denim also feature heavily within this trend, mixed with relaxed tailoring pieces it transcends between the streetwear and smart-casual boundaries while also reinventing the notion of clothing formality.
Topman stores addresses:
+ Level 2, Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi, Dist.1, HCMC
+ Ground floor, SC VivoCity, 1058 Nguyen Van Linh, Dist.7, HCMC
+ Unit 1, Ground & Level 1, Icon 68, Financial Bitexco Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, Dist.1, HCMC
+ Hoang Thanh Tower, 114 Mai Hac De, Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi