405 Fashion: Louise Gray x Topshop
Don’t let the name fool you, Louise Gray’s collection for Topshop is far from dull. The Scottish designer, who debuted her first fashion show in 2010, has made her designs become synonymous with colorful patterns and a mixture of textures, stating “my mainline collections have always been about pushing optimism, colour and fun”, three factors which are most certainly taken in by the crowd at her shows. Her collaboration with Topshop is no different, as she reveals a collection of clothes and a make up line at the end of the month.
An avid user of bright block colours of make up in her runways shoes to complement her designs, it is no surprise that her clothes collection will coincide with the release of her make up line for Topshop. Wanting to design a range “that was young and fun, similar to both the fashion and make up I wear already”, Gray’s make up collection will include glitter pots and florescent eye make up.
Louise Gray has not strayed far from her colourful roots, with regards to her clothing line for the high street giant. Gray, being unafraid of patterns and colour has created almost an hallucinogenic collection featuring smiley faces, stars and an explosion of colour all over the sequined pieces. The stand out pieces should be noted, however. The first, a black sequined pair of cropped trousers adorned with multicoloured smiley faces and the second, a short shift dress featuring a blue distorted star explosion and an acid green and lilac rainbow. Sounds a little trippy, but oh-so brilliant.
Louise Gray’s clothing and make up collection for Topshop will be released online and in selected branches on 23rd August. We can't wait to see it in stores!
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