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Model of the super variety Kate Moss is returning to British retailer Topshop to design a collection of about 40 pieces after a three year hiatus. Kate Phelan, Topshop's creative director, and stylist friend Katy England will aid Moss' efforts and it'll be sold in April at Topshops across 40 countries as well as online and in 41 Nordstroms.
The partnership began back in 2007 with a much-hyped release, and continued until 2010 after 14 total collections. While the model and fast fashion retailer collaboration might feel a bit played out today in 2013, Moss explained her decision to return to the retailer to WWD, and it involved something vague about London being back on the fashion forefront and herself having "really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop." Still, let's all remember the glory days of the original collection with Topshop's primer for those waiting in line for the collection.
The "Survival Guide" includes fair warnings: "As you have probably read, the crowds are already preparing to launch their shopper's assault upon Topshop on the 1st of May, to ensure they bag a piece of Kate Moss Topshop. So we have been working hard to make your shopping experience as safe and enjoyable as possible."
Shoppers may rest assured: "We've got extra security heading down to the stores, and have briefed our staff to look after you on the day."
Ah the days before Instagram: "Take any photographs or films in the store ? This is strictly prohibited"
Slight finger wagging present: "Attempt to grapple, beg or bribe—you know you'll be embarrassed tomorrow!"
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