Eastern influences came through on the Topshop Unique catwalk, including intricate Turkish tile motifs in printed silks and as shiny embellishments on the closing looks. Shoulder and back-baring sundresses were the star attraction, in transparent voiles and ultralight silks. They came in mini versions, with delicate spaghetti straps, or in longer proportions made from bonded silk, some of which had drawstring openings, exposing the models’ flanks.

Among the palette of sunshine yellow, navy, gray and white, more ethnic nods were seen in the tasseled trim on a roomy white shirtdress, or fringing on a rough silk poncho top. Raw edges appeared throughout, adding a homespun charm to a distressed jacquard shorts suit in royal blue.

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