Two stylists I have worked for are like the male and female ambassadors for Topman, with the amount of samples they use in their styling. Hence the front row seat and boy was it worth it. Topman showcased three young designers and this season these were Kesh, James Long and Hans Christian Madsen. Kesh was an interesting one and would have fitted right in at Super Super and Fashion East. Plaid shorts jossled along side fruit machine prints, apples, pears and cherry’s in square boxes. Nike air trainers gave it an urban feel, and one trouser was rolled up in a hip hop tone. Made mostly of sweat fabric, it was something I wouldn’t use but was well made and well thoughout. Moving on to James Long, and a different vibe entirely. Straight jackets mixed with perfectly tailored jackets, trousers and thick oversized cable knitwear. Yetti hats were added for editorial effect, and shirts were long and slouchy. Essentially a very strong collection, James Long is going places. Last but certainly not least was Han Christian Madsen’s dark and moody menwear range. The first model out wore a prison number round his neck, setting the tone for the whole collection. Models were covered in tatt’s and piercings, while oversized hoodies were combined with biker trousers. Rainmac’s were given a new lease of life, cut into unsual shapes. Grey’s and blacks ruled the show, making the collection muted and subtle, and my favourite of the young designers for sure. Topman Design then showed an amazingly strong collection wiht skinny trousers, hooded coats and oversized knitwear. Cropped suit trousers were teamed with plaid gillets and structured jackets. My favourite pieces from the whole show were gorgeous knitted jumpers and leggings, in bright colours with a black print. Gosh what a lovely mens sleepover you could have in these! Amazing collection, I don’t doubt Topman will continue going from strength to strength.