Radio 1 DJ, X Factor judge and man about town Nick Grimshaw has launched his first ever fashion line. The range - Nick Grimshaw X Topman - is available now and it’s something to really sing about.
In a climate where celebrity collaborations are de rigour and often somewhat disappointing following the hype, this is a collaboration which has actually delivered.
The limited edition collection is comprised of 20 unique pieces, including animal print shirts, fringed suede jackets and laid back knitwear. Drawing on 90s grunge and street-style with a touch of rockstar glam thrown in, this is a creative collection that can be dressed up or down. Nick told Look Magazine earlier this year:
"I've always loved clothes and I love these ones so much that I asked Topman to make them for me!"
This might be Nick's first foray into designing, but he's a regular fixture of the fashion scene, often papped with fashionista friends Cara Delevigne, Kate Moss and Daisy Lowe.
Nick is an ambassador for London Collections: Men and can be found in the front row at shows. Mr Harry Styles himself knew his friend Nick was onto a good thing and was photographed wearing baggy shirts from Nick’s Topman collaboration back in the Summer, months before the collection launched.
In the press shots Nick Grimshaw looks dapper modelling the designs himself, in a series of black and white photos, which feature his English Bull Terrier, Pig. Now that’s what we call the personal touch. Nick has even dedicated a piece of statement knitwear in the collection to Pig, with an abstract portrait of his beloved doggy emblazoned on the front.
“It’s posh kids who want to look scruffy. Growing up in Oldham, I wanted to dress up.” – Nick Grimshaw
Shop the drop with The Style Teams’ favourite fOUR picks from the collection:
Nick Grimshaw X Topman Leopard Print T-Shirt, £25, Topman
This versatile black and white leopard print T-shirt works well with a leather jacket or the suede fringed jacket featured below. To smarten up wear with a black tailored blazer. Pair with distressed denim and some attitude.
Nick Grimshaw X Topman Black Laddered Knitted Jumper, £50, Topman
90s inspired laddered knitted jumper with a slight see-through distressed feel, a great layering piece to wear over a t-shirt or show some skin on a night out. The oversized fit works well with black drainpipe jeans.
Nick Grimshaw Sand Fringe Jacket, £200, Topman
100% leather with tassel detailing on the back, arms and chest, this jacket wants to be taken out on the town. Also comes in a black version. Time to grab that hoarse and give it a bit of yee-ha this autumn.
Nick Grimshaw X Topman Black Paint Splatter Shirt, £40, Topman
Artist at work? This tailored shirt with monochrome paint splatter print is made from a lightweight drapey fabric for a premium feel. Inject some arty vibes into your smart casual look.