The Kate Moss for Topshop Lookbook Has Arrived
After a preview of the line on the cover of Vogue UK (Kate Moss's 35th front-and-center appearance for the rag, by the way), the full Kate Moss for Topshop lookbook is now out. And each style story — Balearic dressing, pajama dressing, cocktail hour, and tailoring noir — conveys that Moss perfected "effortless cool" to a tee.
Moss debuted her first Topshop collection on the cover of Vogue in 2007. After her pieces went flying off the shelves, the model took a break from designing — but now she's back, and Topshop boss Philip Green is happy about it. He told Vogue:
I am personally thrilled that Kate wanted to come back to Topshop to work with us again. The first time around was such a lot of fun and she has been sorely missed.
So let's get down to the clothes, shall we? If you've ever wanted to dress like Moss, now's your chance: Most of the collection is representative of pieces in the model's own closet. The cover-famous fringe jacket was made to replace the one she lost, which she called her "gig jacket," and wore to three Rolling Stones shows. The kaftans and smock dresses are inspired by her frequent summer destination, the Balearic Islands.
The collection is flapper meets '70s festival girl: it includes soft suede, silk chiffons from London, lace from India, and pieces that were beaded by hand. The looks, photographed on the ethereal Moss herself, are edgy with just the right amount of glimmer, sharing an equal amount of structure and flow. Moss tells Vogue:
I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop. I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever, with London being at the forefront of fashion, it feels like I'm back home working with Topshop.
Prices in the line range from about $70 to $1,200 (you know, standard pocket change), and will be available in-stores and online at Topshop, Nordstrom, ShopBAZAAR.com and Net-a-Porter. Chop, chop — and don't forget your wallet.