Resort leisure wear trends are going to be a hit this Summer, and nowhere was that more apparent than at the Topman Design Show who took us on a tour to the English seaside resorts.


Models Wear Palm inspired Prints from Topman Design SS 2017

This season the collection pays homage to all the great kitsch associated with vintage seaside resorts. The thoughts which come to mind for the ideal summer situation are icecream, sandcastles to crazy golf are fun pursuits to be enjoyed.

Life couldn’t be more pleasant by the seashore, the feeling of being amidst the water and the summer breeze.


I just loved the sweaters emblazoned with: Torquay Margate and Southend, reminded show-goers that a staycation might be a great idea and that the weekend is almost here.


Key looks inspired by the British seaside resorts such as Southend and Torquay referencing Nautical and maritime influences

Topman Design sent leisurewear down the catwalk inspired by the infamous British seaside resorts such as Southend and Torquay which had references of Nautical and maritime influences were coherent in the collection.



Classic statement casual separates were made fun with red and white striped t shirts worn under an electric blue navy suits to pocket details on shirts and vacation inspired prints.


I did notice towards the end of the show the tone of bold colours became more monochromatic and more dressed up looks with a rock star appeal with guitar and white doves prints.


Both key looks were adaptable to be both versatile and sophisticated to make the transition from day into evening wear. Topman know exactly who they are catering to in terms of their ideal customer.

I felt the collection brought a fun edge to the show with a vibrant feel of desire to be besides the seaside even though the sweltering heat of June meant inside the catwalk things got slightly stuffy and hot.

Maritime and Nautical inspired clothing at Topman Design

But it was worth the wait and wearing something from the designer today meant I was keeping in check representing the brand upon my arrival to pose for a photo as you do at fashion week.

Editorial Disclaimer: As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally support and believe in.  I was an invited guest to the show by the Brand Rep. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any retailer or brand, and have not been reviewed or endorsed by any of these entities.

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