b-wear Fashion Highlights
An explosion of colour. That's the first thing that hits you upon entering the TOPOLINA store in Barcelona. Like an injection of joy, you get taken over by the feeling of having reached a magical place. And even the interior décor of the store matches the clothing: colours to brighten up your day and spirit.
Beyond the minimalist style of these straight and simple garments with their flared shapes (for almost all of them) it is this generous palette of colour, the combination of different patterns in the same outfit, which is recreated via the creative imagination of Isabelle Lallemang, the designer and owner with a design studio in Tangier. It’s no surprise then to learn that Isabelle herself is also responsible for the design of the shop interiors.
She herself defines the designs describing them “I love fantasy I’m not afraid of floral prints, vintage tiles nor colour.”
All the designs are highly versatile: there is just one size to fit more or less all body types. For dressing ladies of any age, clothes that can be worn at any time of the day, whether it be the morning for work, until night to attend an event, and are ideal for summer get-aways. These are dresses that are fastened over the shoulders with bows, or coats that you can wear as if they were kimonos, tight at the waist and with flared out shapes in the style of the 50s.
On the other hand, the pants with elasticated waists serve to combine with the different short-cut blouses. The same pattern of the trousers can also appear on the inside of the shirt or blouse.
And speaking about blouses the one with the zips and the ribbed collar are a reinterpretation of the classic bomber jackets but with a more a flared form (leitmotif of the brand) and can be easily combined with tights, jeans, fitted skirts, whatever you like basically!
One of the stand-out trends this season (one that has been around for a while now) is the mix of prints with stripes or plaid, which is also expressed in the colourful and playful style of Topolina.
Its natural fabrics, warmer for the winter including velvets and wool, and cooler in the case of cottons and linens, are sourced from various regions of the planet: from vintage fabrics arriving from France, to African tribal fabrics, as well as local fabrics from here cherished Tangier.
Unlike other shops belonging to the brand the Barcelona shop only sells women’s clothes: together with which are included purses, bags, scarves and hats for inspiring a total Topolina look.
- Topolina Barcelona
- Av. Pau casals, 2
- 08021 Barcelona
- +34 93 200 43 56