SPORTY SELECTION: Topman has teamed with the British men’s wear label Nasir Mazhar on a collection that will launch in September.
The London-based designer, known for his exuberant streetwear aesthetic, has created a 10-piece range that features a hand-painted nylon tracksuit, a sweatshirt emblazoned with his logo, tops, shorts and jogging pants in hues of powder blue, baby pink, black and white.
“My vision for the brand has always been that everyone should be able to have my pieces in their wardrobe,” Mazhar said. “Working with Topman has made it possible for me to bring my aesthetic to customers in an exciting and more accessible way. With this in mind, amazing pieces you want to put on then and there were at the forefront of my mind while designing. I was also thinking about forward-thinking teens, an energy that’s optimistic and energized but also boisterous. The capsule has something for playing sport, for the rave, for the pool — a diverse and exciting wardrobe.”
Prices range from 25 pounds, or $32, for a top to 80 pounds, or $104, for jeans. It will be available for purchase on topman.com on Sept. 6, and at selected Topman stores from Sept. 8.
“Nasir has been someone we have admired for a long time and has developed through both Topman-sponsored initiatives Man and NewGen Men,” said Topman creative director Gordon Richardson. “We have always wanted to work with him but had been waiting for the right moment. We believe this is the moment, and we absolutely love what he has come up with.”
A previous recipient of Topman’s NewGen Men, Mazhar was awarded support for the past six seasons alongside Agi & Sam and Astrid Andersen. Mazhar has graduated from the BFC-run initiative.