Thursday, 11 March 2010

Run rabbit, Run rabbit, Run run run!

Phase two of "Topshop Edit" launches on the 14th March, and they are adding a new brand to the mix - Rabbit on the Run. Rabbit on the Run is a Croatian label and was founded by Julie Thevenot in 2008, starting with hand-printing and dye-testing in her custom-built silkscreen studio. Its aesthetic is the result of experiments and research in large-format cutting and folding techniques, developing an unexpected symmetry. The feel of the brand is jubilant, playful and futuristic.I'm a big fan of monochrome for Spring, so the collection immediately grabbed my attention. The collection has a very tribal primative feel to me (most openly articulated in the jacket) I love the cut of the trousers but find the print overpowering: they would be wonderful for someone a little more fashion forward than myself though, and the pleats around the waistband would lend to a really flattering fit.
The piece that I liked most (and would be most likely to add to my own wardrobe) is the T shirt with the geometric print on it. The print reminds me of medeval body armour, and would look great with leggings and tough studded gladiator sandals for a relaxed summer look.

I don't know how big the range will be, but there were only four images (above) of the collection released yesterday. I hope there will be more to come though - it's so hard to get a feel for a range on such a small taster, and I feel like Rabbit on the Run has the potential to be a great addition for Topshop! I also think its great that Topshop supports up and coming designers by giving them this kind of massive opportunity: its a win-win situation.
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Love, Tor xx

4 comments:

WendyB said...

The jacket is fun!

Harry McKinley said...

I've fallen in love with the geometric prints. The leggings are very Kokon To Zai...

Daisy said...

Interesting and fun!

La Rousse said...

I have loved this line for about a year now. LOVE it! I think you should check out Shoplarousse.com in Seattle. They have a few pieces left from Rabbit on the Run's AW09 collection and other lines that I think you would like. If you enter FASHION15 at check out you can save an additional 15% too. It's some new coupon code for fashion bloggers.