Topshop is the latest brand to get nostalgic and embrace the retro mood that’s so popular on the runways. Topshop Archive is a limited-edition collection comprising 33 pieces inspired by the company’s archives, which the design team stumbled upon in Northern England. “As we uncovered more pieces from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s we realized this could be an incredibly exciting collection for high summer,” said Topshop creative director Kate Phelan. “We then enlisted the help of an archivist to source pieces from a variety of sources including flea markets, eBay, charity shops, and personal collections.” Modeled by the up-and-comer Ella Richards, granddaughter of Keith Richards, the “everything is new again” offerings read like a greatest-hits record from the brand. Think ‘70s smock dresses, ‘80s acid-washed denim, and ‘90s vinyl minis and minimalist Lurex silhouettes.
The lineup is the first stage of a growing collection, and Topshop is encouraging shoppers to interactively share their favorite pieces with the hashtag #BringThatBack to pitch to have them re-released one day. Click through our slideshow to see the 12 key looks of the collection, launching internationally online and in stores Thursday.