Topshop Fall 2009 “Horror Girls” Collection
Topshop Fall 2009
“Horror Girls” Collection
The Horror Girls collection is a quirky take on Hammer House of Horror movie dressing, Horror Girls mixes the fragile damsel in distress with the wicked vampire. Gothic lace is cobweb-esque and lines crushed velvet jackets. Victorian nightwear is reworked and appears in ivory colored blouses, bed jackets and corsets. Chiffons and petal ruffles are feminine and delicate, this is offset by more grungy pieces; 80s inspired denim jackets, shirts and jeans are slashed and bleach-splattered whilst leather is distressed. Studding and eyelets toughen the look further adorning jeans and fitted jackets, and slate mohair or soft angora in oversized ladder-weave knits appear moth-eaten. Prints are either abstract in sinister oxblood, scarlet and forest green or they are tongue-in-cheek with haunted houses, bleeding poppies, blood dripping stripes, or motifs such as ‘be afraid’ and ‘kiss the vampire’. Leather slouchy bags are scattered with zips and metal rings, belts are heavy with gold and pewter pyramid studs, and shoe boots are hardened with buckles, lattice panels and conical heels.