Yesterday Kate Moss‘s last full collection for Topshop arrived in stores, and hearts got heavy with the thought of a Kateless Topshop. We were comforted, however, by owner Philip Green‘s reassurance that Kate would still be a part of the Topshop family.
Said Green: “I’m not going anywhere and neither is she. This collection still works, and our relationship hasn’t ended. But we now need to go away for a while, and think about how to do things differently. This collection takes a lot of hard work — she wants to do other things and so do I — but our relationship is as strong as ever.”
Rumor has it Kate’s capsule collections will be a twice-annual affair, composed of a dozen pieces. Perhaps Kate will collaborate with Green’s daughter Chloe? Whatever the outcome, we’re excited. A spokesperson for the company said future Kate Moss for Topshop goods will be “whatever takes her fancy,” maybe “some special pieces in cashmere, for example, or some amazing vintage treasures Kate has uncovered.”
We’d be down for that. We also appreciate Topshop’s willingness to try something new — “not formulaic and tied to seasons, like a machine.” Well said.