Topshop Unique 2012 Spring London Fashion Show

Topshop Unique Spring 2012

Topshop Unique 2012 Spring London Fashion Show

Topshop Unique was definitely the most fun I've had so far this season. With '80s music roaring from the loudspeakers throughout the Old Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo Station, the theme of the collection was decadent, gold clothing, and accessories of ancient Egypt brought into modern times. The collection was full of lurex gold and pink, denim, black, and splashes of watermelon. Hieroglyphic prints were also updated to look urban in track-style tops and jersey dresses. I especially liked the black and white sundress for its fun pattern and sexy cut.

Hair also won me over, as it was covered in gold leaf and gel. Lead stylist Paul Hanlan began by spraying hair back and then carefully painting on gel as to not miss any hair for fear it would begin to crack. Next, he and his team members carefully placed gold leaf on the top half of the head, drying it out a bit with a hairdryer and then dousing it with spray again.

Nails were also quite wild. Created by Sophy Robson, she combined paint and decals to create hieroglyphics. Makeup on the other hand was "paired back to reflect a kind of polished, urban, grungy, street look since hair and nails were so outrageous", said lead makeup artist Hannah Murray. She used Topshop Skin Glow on the forehead, cheekbones, and temples, and nothing but balm on the lips. Concealer was used where needed, but no colour was used on the face. Brows were touched up with Leather Matte Shadow and brushed up if necessary. Look through 25 photos for backstage and front-row access to the hottest ticket in town.

Photos by Jamie Roy, FabSugarUK

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