Love vintage clothing but can't stand that new vintage smell? It's your lucky day, because the Topshop Archive line has just been announced, and will go live on Thursday. Someone cue the disco ball.
In its more than fifty years of High Street glory, Topshop has churned out some pretty dope pieces that perfectly embodied the spirit of each decade, and by the end of the week, we won't have to comb through vintage shops or pour through ebay's couple thousand listings for "Vintage Topshop" to find it. The Archive collection will feature re-releases of popular styles going all the way back to the brand's beginnings in the mid 1960's. (Are visions of mini skirts and go-go boots dancing in your head, because they are in mine.)
Pieces from the Archive are modeled by fresh-faced fashion industry darling Ella Richards, the nineteen-year-old granddaughter of Keith Richards and a family friend of Kate Moss. (Moss, you may recall, is a friend of Topshop owner Sir Phillip Green and has herself collaborated with the retailer.)
A lookbook was teased on Topshop's blog, Inside Out, on Monday, and on Tuesday a video of more of the looks was posted on social media.
The preview of the collection features lots of big bold colors, unusual silhouettes and up-to-there hemlines.
Ruffled, cape-like shoulder and a bell sleeve? Yes please.
The '80's/'90's androgyny of the pretty-in-pink dress and the masculine blazer seems like it was yanked straight out of a Molly Ringwald flick.
The fact that denim strapless dresses with full-length zippers even need to be brought back (as in, why did they ever go away?) is the saddest thing I've ever heard.
100% yes to this Very Brady striped t-shirt and plastic micro-mini.
Pandora Sykes made this wide-legged pants look her own during Wednesday's media launch event at the Personal Shopping space in the brand's Oxford Circus shop in London.
Other guests mixed and matched pieces from different decades to personalize looks from the Archive:
According to Style.com, prices will range from $40 to $370 — higher than what it would have cost in the sixties, but definitely in keeping with the brand's overall price points.
Until tomorrow, excuse me while I go do my best disco happy dance.