You Can Already Buy 10 Looks From Today's Topshop Unique Show

Nora Crotty
·News Editor

A photo posted by Topshop (@topshop) on Sep 18, 2016 at 6:30am PDT

Topshop Unique lived up to its name in more ways than one with its new collection. First off, it’s one of the only high street brands to host a runway show at London Fashion Week — and all of fashion month, for that matter. (Even J.Crew hosts a still presentation in New York.) And for the first time ever, it’s experimenting with a “see now, buy now” model.

Topshop’s e-commerce site live streamed the show Sunday afternoon, along with an announcement that some of the pieces shown would be available to purchase online immediately after the last model left the catwalk.

But seeing as there were 36 complete looks that walked, the actual runway-to-retail aspect of the show really only included a small portion of the collection. Current campaign girl Taylor Hill kicked things off, wearing what was later revealed to be one of the 10 items now for sale on Topshop’s site: A silky, funnel neck blouse in a navy and black zebra print and chevron pattern, which retails for $250. (Prices of the available pieces range from $98 for a viscose mock neck top to $500 for a silk midi dress.)

The clothes themselves skewed mostly towards the ’80s: Power shoulders are back, along with ruffled blouses, high-waisted peg trousers, super shiny patent leather, and even some Teen Witch-inspired big hair. Neon fuchsia and a neat, abstract zebra print also popped up in several looks.

Basically, if a Robert Palmer (RIP) video were remade today, the backing band girls would be wearing Topshop Unique — and everyone else would be trying to emulate them.

Alas, Topshop brought us back to modern-day at the end of it all, closing out the show with three mesh-laden dresses just begging for wardrobe malfunctions. Question: In 2016, is a fashion show even a fashion show without at least one underwear window?

The final looks at Topshop Unique. Photo: Screengrab/Topshop.com
The final looks at Topshop Unique. Photo: Screengrab/Topshop.com

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