Kate Moss will make a personal appearance at the Topshop Oxford Circus flagship store next Monday evening (November 1st) to launch her new 1970's Bohemian autumn 2010 collection.'Mossie' is expected to play 'shopgirl' as she hosts the event, talks customers through the new range and unveils her first vintage jewellery collection using semi-precious stones.
The clothes perfectly capture Kate's personal take on the vintage-boho look and include several of the iconic pieces which have featured in the 14 T collections she has produced since the launch of Kate Moss Topshop in May 2007, such as a short-sleeved, floral-print mini tea-dress, and a one-shoulder LBD.
The mood of the entire collection is very Biba-esque, with delicate chiffon and cotton decorated with daisy and star-prints, romantic bell-sleeves, moody florals and paisley, fringing, and cross-stitch and folksy embroidery details.
A Stevie Nicks-style cream and terracotta, patchwork chiffon maxi-skirt, with a sheepskin and grey suede shrunken bomber-jacket creates one of Kate's key looks, while a dramatic, black playsuit, with long-sleeves edged in fringing, demonstrates her love of dressing-up. Other must-haves include a grey, shaggy, hooded cardigan; a high-collared, gothic-green, feather bolero; midnight-blue velvet hotpants with a cream lace trim; floaty, chiffon 'pirate' blouses; a cream lace smock-dress with a velvet Peter Pan collar; and a plain cream crepe tunic with faux fur collar.
The collection also includes a revival of the hot-selling, backless, sequinned maxi, known as the 'Perfume Dress', which was inspired by the shape of a retro perfume bottle, and which is reprised for this season in gunmetal; lace and chiffon underwear, statement cocktail rings and star and heart gold necklaces.
The event will be something of a 'Goodbye Hello' for Kate Moss, as it marks her last conventional 'seasonal' collection for Topshop, but marks the beginning of a new special projects-based fashion relationship.
"It could be some special pieces in cashmere, for example, or some amazing vintage treasures Kate has uncovered. Basically, it will be whatever takes her fancy," said a spokesperson. "We want Kate's collections to be always surprising, like her - not formulaic and tied to seasons, like a machine