February 23, 2010

Topshop Goes Native In London

Topshop goes Native in London:

London Fashion Week is coming to a close, and not without seeing some raw earthy 'Native' influences at the Topshop Unique fashion show. Several fashion publications and blogs reported on the over-the-top antler headdresses, bushy unibrows, and 'caveman chic' - but this reporter discusses the earthy Tribal Trend and ponders its influence and future:

"We didn’t think it would take long before the native look that us hippies have been rocking would start to wear off onto the mainstream. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen the mainstream fashion outlets slowly but surely turning more and more native. All of a sudden it’s ‘cool’ to look tribal. Could it be that urban chic is slowly but surely evolving from commercial hip hop honey style to something a bit more imaginative, meaningful and artistic…? And now the question is, when people were wearing bright colourful shades and neon 80s outfits only a year ago is this narnia earth mother native vibe being represented on the streets because Topshop told us so? As kroarohawks, we know that glorifying Gods creation like the native americans do with their costume is more than just a fashion statement…"

Also, here is a video of Topshop's fashion show: