Following the success of several collections for Topshop over the past two years, Celia Birtwell has designed another line for Autumn-Winter 08/09.
In light of the Romantic-Goth trend that is set to be huge this coming season, the collection boats plenty of sheers and dark colours, retaining the unique Birtwell look with contrasting floral prints and plenty of seventies inspired pussy bows on blouses. The retro prints and styles, particularly of the four blouses included in the collection, also nod to the Folk trend that was present on the catwalks for this Autumn.
Amongst the four dresses the collection has to offer, my personal favourite is the black and white 'Cape Dress' which as the name suggests features a unique cape detail on the back. There is also a gorgeous slouchy play suit in the same print for those of us blessed with long legs and no evidence of ever having even sniffed a Krispy Kreme!