3 May 2014

Back from the grave: Kate Moss’s 2014 collection for Topshop launches

Words and Collage: Saskia Edwards
Images: Jonathan Rae

If you want to look like you’ve stumbled out of Coachella sans gumboots, mud and a coke addiction, been hanging out with your main girl Naomi Campbell or just graced a premier with J-Depp, Kate Moss’ Topshop collection is for you.

It’s pretty much all the iconic stuff you’ve seen Kate wear over the last 20 years.

Or as Fashion Assistant at Australian Vogue Petta Chua - speaking at the event - put it:

“When I saw this collection there was a couple of things that really jumped out at me.

“And that’s because I remembered Kate wearing similar things in photos.

“I just thought, ‘Oh wow.’ As somebody who’s really loved her and loved her dress sense, being able to own a piece of that is so special.”

It’s her 15th collection for the brand, the first in four years.

In 2010 Kate announced her last collection for Topshop.

But hey, it’s Kate Moss, so she can do what she wants.

Her latest opus is laced with all the same Kate Mossian themes – grunge, nostalgia and casual elegance.

“She has such a great collection of vintage clothes,” says Petta.

“And that comes through in this collection.

“You can see with the embroidery and the detailing, you can just feel how much she loves vintage clothes.”

Some pieces seem pretty derivative, if not exact copies, of designs she's worn in the past.

But as Kate said herself: "What people say isn't going to stop me. I have to do things for myself."

The same items will be across all Topshop stores, from the Oxford Street flagship to yours truly BNE.

Make sure to pick something up for the next time you’re holidaying in the Bahamas, going to an Elite Model Agency Party or shooting with Patrick Demarchelier.

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