Openings and Arrivals: Kate Moss for Topshop at Nordstrom

Posted on May 06, 2014, 9:34 pm
4 mins

After a four-year hiatus, fashion icon Kate Moss returns to designing for British high street design house Topshop with a highly anticipated new collection. Over sixty Nordstrom stores began carrying the Kate Moss x Topshop on April 30, including Nordstrom exclusive pieces from the collection. It’s an eclectic mix of boho chic, glam evening pieces and femininity with an edge, all things that looked like they came straight from the stylish Moss’ closet.

Kate Moss for Topshop at Nordstrom

Kate Moss for Topshop at Nordstrom

I think Kate Moss could show up in a artfully draped paper sack and it would sell out in minutes; she looks good in everything—or nothing, for that matter. The collection has, of course, been highly anticipated, and the day I came to review it there was a lot of excitement in the air among the many shoppers and staff. Kate Moss has been long famous for her uniquely cool taste, and the influence of this style icon continues with her return to designing for the masses. The collection is diverse, with sexy, glamorous pieces mixed with laid back bohemian and ladylike femininity. The details are impressive: studs, metallic threads and embroidery work. Prices range from $90 for a silk scarf to $690 for the Splice Skirt Maxi Dress.

Fringe ruled on jackets, dresses and skirts. Long bohemian tops floated in light patterned fabrics and short shorts were studded or suede. Floral patterns appeared on long silky dresses, wide-legged pants, statement overcoats and Coachella-style blouses and dresses, which were also decorated with woven details and embroidery. The evening looks had lots of sparkle, from the silver Lamé Tie Blouse, to the Lamé Bias Cut Maxi Dress and the Embellished Star Camisole. Pajamas with cropped tops and matching wide leg pants were fun and funky. Personally I would wear them as separates rather than try to do the loungewear look all together, but that is just me.

Kate Moss x Topshop pajama dressing and floral pieces

Kate Moss x Topshop pajama dressing & floral pieces

The entire Kate Moss collection had a chic vibe, but with a lighthearted life-of-the-party feel. My favorite pieces included the Snakeskin Embossed Suede Dress—a Nordstrom exclusive—the cropped Lamé Tuxedo Jacket, (which Moss wore to the opening party in London), the Woven Leather Vest and the Embroidered Smock Dress.

Feather Off Shoulder Cocktail Dress & the Pansy Waffle Dress

Feather Off Shoulder Cocktail Dress & the Pansy Waffle Dress

The new designs for Kate Moss at Topshop are of the moment but feel lasting, like you could pull them out of your closet in a couple of years and still feel the love. I know this well: I own a grey crepe blouse from her very first collaboration with Topshop and it still is as modern and relevant to my wardrobe today as the day I bought it years ago. Since I spotted the aforementioned vintage Kate Moss blouse recently on a Vogue editor, I know I am not the only one who knows the longevity of good design.

The Kate Moss for Topshop Collection is available at www.nordstrom.com, and in select stores.

 

 

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes her monthly column, Wear It Out, in which she styles looks based on the monthly theme of the magazine. Cole also covers fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.