Topshop's Archive collection is something I have been looking forward to for a while. What is this collection:
Showcasing a fantastic selection of dresses internationally sourced by our in-house buying team, Archive reveals how the British high street has always been at the forefront of fashion. With pieces from the likes of Biba, Bus Stop, Ossie Clark, Mary Quant, Jean Varon and Radley to come, it's a top-of-the-chocolate box selection of rare finds for die-hard vintage collectors.
The pieces that have caught my eye include these white shirt/smock tops. Top is a white broderie anglaise cotton blouse by Lee Bender for Bus Stop and below a 1960's white cotton blouse by Mary Quant. The frills and flamboyance are so attractive and have that element of extravagant fashion that I love. None of the items in the archive collection are cheap but they are one-off vintage pieces that show some of the true inspiration behind Topshop's looks. With the promise of more great pieces to come, Topshop has added another prosperous strig to its bow.