Topshop NY Opening With The New Kate Moss Summer 2009 Collection

Is it Thursday yet? Topshop’s New York store will soon open its doors (tomorrow, April 2!) and it’ll look like this!

Bright and colorful, spring-ish and simply Topshop, the new New York store looks just like the Oxford Circus Topshop store, on four levels and 28,000 square feet just for selling (from the 40,000 square feet of total surface) with a DJ booth for busy days or special events. (the story continues right after the jump, don’t miss the gallery with pictures from the new NY Topshop and Kate Moss’ Spring 2009 collection for Topshop!)

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The main floor’s theme is Glory Days but it’s at the mezzanine where the Kate Moss goodies are! If you’re dreaming about those gorgeous Topshop heels, you’ll have to go all the way to the third level!

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Kate Moss new Spring Summer 2009 collection for Topshop doesn’t bring a world of novelties. Still has that thrift-air, like going through someone’s closet, with no style in particular. Oh, maybe Kate Moss style. Which is still nothing impressive giving she still wears skinny jeans when everyone (and their dog) swears on flares.

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The absolute surprise for this 9th Kate Moss collection for Topshop is her Liberty collaboration. I was an ignorant in all things Liberty but I’ve done my homework: Arthur Liberty started Liberty in 1875, a small shop in Regent Street selling ornaments, fabric and small art objects from the East (and Japan). In less than two years he repaid the loan used to start his small business and he even bought the space he had previously leased for the store opening.

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In only 10 years, Liberty has become the most fashionable store around, mostly renowned for its fabrics used both for clothing and furnishings. In the 1920s, the magnificent Tudor building, the Liberty shop, was built, following the owner’s inspiration to create a home-like environment, not a store. Arthur Liberty died in 1917 but his store went on, promoting contemporary and traditional designs. The 60s brought Liberty into fashion.

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With products raging from womenswear to home furnishings, Liberty stands alone in the world of prints with its traditional colorful Art Nouveau-ish fabrics. Kate Moss took advantage of this iconic name and representation, bringing all things Luxury closer to the young generation. Mixing and matching different floral prints, Kate’s Liberty for Topshop looks better in the advertising pictures than the bland Topshop presentation of this acclaimed collection.

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Is it just me, or this ad campaign looks every bit like the Armani Fall Winter 2008/2009 with Jessica Stam (that is, if you can see beyond the unrecognizable photoshopping of Kate Moss and only refer to the photographic technique)? (via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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6 comments

#1 Adriana on 04.01.09 at 11:56 am

LOL, we called Liberty “granny style” but in a good way. My granny didn’t understand at all I wanted her dresses. But she loved them when I’d customize those and showed my “designs” to her!

This collection does look very nice. Though not spectactular or renewing. I do not care that much simply because there’s not a TopShop in the neighbourhood. And this kind off clothes are to find everywhere.
Kate looks great [photoshopped] on the photos.
Mwah, same as Armani F/W 08/09? A bit but I see so many photoshoots/campaigns I find look-a-likes. But that’s just me?

Kpriss, on my end it’s still April Fool’s Day, time 8.56pm.

#2 Ellington on 04.01.09 at 8:05 pm

I love Top Shop! Its one of the things that I miss terribly about not living in England anymore! I am envious that New York has a store!
It looks like a fun place to shop, and I am sure that it will be a hit, along with Kate’s line. : )
Her photos look good to me (everything is photo shopped now is it not?).

#3 Adriana on 04.01.09 at 10:09 pm

Yeah, there was a time I didn’t want to leave the house without make-up. Now I’ve my days that I don’t care at all about such a thing but I don’t want to scare people off without being photoshopped!

#4 kpriss on 04.03.09 at 5:10 pm

I had a bad case of flu around here. But we’re up and running now and getting back on Style-track!

Photoshop.. it’s just for commercial purposes only. Sadly, it was given another dimension than the original and we’re forced to accept a complete photoshop/airbrush overdose.

I’m sure Kate Moss will sell out in no time, even if the TopShop NY opening was reportedly a quiet one! What’s your favorite street couture retailer?

#5 Adriana on 04.04.09 at 4:08 am

Quiet? There was a long line waiting for “the girl and boy from Croydon”! Kate did kinda dance very briefly….. Here on tv was a coverage of the opening.
Rosario Dawson was interviewed and declared she liked Topshop is in NY but at the same time she didn’t because it has lost the exclusivity to say about a piece: “Oh, this from TopShop!” So that means London…..and there was even someone in line from London, to check out if TS, NY had different, other pieces than London.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were present and well.

I’ve seen photos at the opening where she looked very preggers. Or it must be the English pints……

To fly is sooooo cheap now. It cost almost nothing to fly from here to London. But I’d find it such a lot off time…..Lots of Dutch has shopped in London since the recession has began.

#6 Adriana on 04.04.09 at 4:09 am

*were present as well*

Kate looked preggers. Oops, sorry….

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