Ahead of London Fashion Week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse behind the scenes - starting with an exclusive interview with none other than Alister Mackie. Alister's fashion credentials are not to be sniffed at. A
Q. Topman Design's decision to pull away from
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Q. The collection from last season was a very wearable range - something accessible to both the fashion forward and safe players - is this a direction we can see TMD to continue in?
To me a sense of realism is really important at Topman. I like that the clothes are accessible and available to buy which is not always the case at other houses. If you see people in the street looking good in the clothes then the collection is successful.
Q. Staple garment for SS10 and also for AW10?
For SS10, the suits at Topman Design were fantastic, there was a great double breasted jacket. For AW10, it has to be the parka.
Q. We've seen Naval, minimal and all manner of other trends coming through in the past 12 months, all adopted by the high street. What trends do you think we'll see in the next 12 months?
Army, camouflage, long coats, boots.
Q. Are there any up and coming designers exciting you right now? Anyone you could imagine being part of
James Small, Christopher Raeburn
Q. Finally, if you could have a wishlist of 5 people to watch the next Topman Design show, who would you like to see in the front row?
Five stylish men: Nick Knight, Bobby Gillespie, Jim Lambie, Jack White, Paul Simonon.