The weather inside is certainly frightful. At the end of its show, Topman Design stirred up a rainstorm — not that London needs another one — on the catwalk after sending out a polished, outerwear-heavy collection packed with volume and texture. There were voluminous overcoats in shades including robin’s egg blue and tomato, duffle-inspired coats long and short, and ankle-sweeping PVC ponchos to keep the nastiest of storms at bay.
For colder, drier climes, there were fringed, short tartan blanket jackets and thick, ribbed turtlenecks, which were often paired with wide-legged woolen military trousers. When Topman’s man was ready to come in from the cold, there was a whole closetful of suits waiting for him, featuring mostly skinny trousers paired with boxy or long and lean jackets.