Topman Spring Summer 2011 LENS: J.W. Anderson, Ute Ploier and more…

February 28, 2011
Some of you may have noticed my tweet re: the new skinny carrot jeans from Topman last week (apologies for the lack of clarity, realised afterward that it could’ve been misconstrued as a proclamation of love for particularly lean vegetables – woops), which single-handedly re-ignited my romance with the high-street store.
When I first started this blog, my wardrobe was oh about 70% Topman (part lack of access to other brands, part insane affection for its stock). Since then, I’ve invested more in the subtle tailoring (and far superior quality) of Zara and Urban Outfitters. Still, whilst Topman might’ve been off-form the past few seasons, it’s never been more attractive than right now. From heritage-inspired to the perfect transitional hues of plum, olive and mustard, it’s all a bit saliva-inducing.
Oh, and then there’s the latest drop in the LENS section. This time ’round it’s romantic enfant terrible J.W. Anderson, Finnish label and longtime collaborator Dusty, London fixture and another longtime participant Dexter Wong, Austrian designer and former student of Raf Simons Ute Ploier and, finally, the lacklustre New Power Studio which I’ve excluded here solely because this is a personal edit, and I’m not all that hot for what they do.
Feast your eyes; personal faves include J.W. Anderson Americana-inspired looks and Dusty’s detailing…

^ Lonen Polo Shirt (£40) and Le Sweat Strap (£50)


^ Cobweb Crew (£60) and Pleat Vee Tee (£30)

^ Varsity Tee (£40)


 ^ Simultan Sweat (£40), Contrast Bomber (£125) and Mono Shorts (£40)
Any favourites? Or, any New Power Studio care to passionately defend the tripe they sent down the catwalk just last week? 
Shop these looks and more here.
  • Mat February 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

    i have to admit i do like some of the nps stuff on here but it's not the sort of thing i'd wear or even suit. don't mind the two sweats in the collection of lens but again not really my bag. i think i like the jw anderson stuff best, when i was at oxford street they did have more than online too.whats this about carrot jeans? im not a fan i have to say but seeing that it seems to be the only style of chinos we have in out store i did buy some brownish ones, though, they're too tight on the leg for me hmmm