September 19, 2009 London
For Spring, Karen Bonser's team has channeled the feeling for blue-collar-worker extreme jeans—taking dirty-wash denim and layering it over rubber cycle shorts and bras. They also played around with a surf theme and a funny shark print that ended up on sweaters. The football section included a great two-in-one beige suede jacket and some very just-this-minute sequined cropped rugby shirts and polo dresses. With that, team Topshop rose several notches up the fashion-credibility charts—if anyone's still counting, that is. All the fashion world seems to care about now is what 14-year-olds think. And they love Topshop.