Topshop Unique’s Footwork

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Photography Alice Lubbock

Published September 30, 2015

A study in dialed-back femininity took shape in polka dots, leopard print, and floral silks at Topshop Unique’s Spring/Summer 2016 presentation. A bit of edge—daring necklines, sheer fabrics with nothing much underneath—elevated tidy blazers and pantsuits from day to night. But the show might have really been about the embellished footwear: precious costume-box sandals adorned with marabou feathers and oversized bows on Mary Jane flats contrasted with the workwear-inspired wardrobe.