Topman Peacoat Project
Topman today launched the seventh instalment of the ‘Classics Project‘ with the iconic peacoat getting a makeover from designers including Todd Lynn, Timo Weiland, Tim Hamilton, James Small, Topman Design and stylist Alister Mackie.
James Small (above) was inspired by his own AW11 collection in which he used contrasting colours combining them with different military themes. Small uses military style brass buttons, a strong large collared lapel and navy contrast arms to create a traditional naval look with a twist.
Tim Hamilton has created a design which crosses the TIM HAMILTON REDUX and the Topman aesthetic, the result is NYC meets London. The design is a clean cut boxy DB, with mirrored buttons and a detachable faux leather/quilted zip through waistcoat.
Todd Lynn uses his signature look which revolves around a sharp, rock ‘n’ roll tailored aesthetic. His design includes multiple asymmetric zips and a belted waist which create a harder edge to the classic Peacoat.
Timo Weiland fashion duo Weiland and his design partner Alan Eckstein have gone for a modern design with a twist. The duo opt for a subtle navy and black check in a longer line that harks back to the designs of the late 60’s.
Alister Mackie took inspiration from a 1940s naval coat owned by Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie. The piece is timeless and is cut with extreme precision to create a streamline aesthetic. Mackie worked a lot on the fit to make it lean and contemporary and lined it in paisley print adding corduroy pockets to replicate the original design.