Topshop boss Sir Philip Green is banking on the buzz around the range to help drive sales and footfall at Topshop stores.
But this is more than your average celebrity tie up. Queen B, as the star is affectionately known, has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Topshop to launch the brand, called ‘Parkwood Topshop Athletic’, and both parties are obviously hoping it will turn into a runaway success and long-term relationship.
According to WWD, the items from the new Topshop-Beyonce collection will include athleisure-inspired clothing, accessories, and footwear that embody a sporty lifestyle and are perfect for trotting from the gym to your favorite post-workout lunch stop.
“Based on what she does, how she works out, the conversation got into that category,” Topshop owner Sir Philip Green told WWD in October of 2014. Since then, the beloved star has shot the images for the campaign and is even testing each piece of clothing to make sure they’re fit for those wanting to look just like B. “She’s also tried everything on to make sure it’s right,” Green told WWD last week, adding that the items are currently “in production.”
It’s Topshop’s first shared venture and for Beyoncé, it’s her second apparel play, as she already owns the brand House of Dereon. Read more...