Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.
When Brit style giant Topshop hit Las Vegas in March, the opening celebration extended from the flagship store at Fashion Show to Tryst at Wynn, where go-go dancers dressed in custom pieces (studs, sparkles, tassels) shook it through a crescendo of gold confetti and glow sticks.
The world knows this city for just that kind of night—the Strip’s sleepless, sensory rainbow. And who can blame a fashion house for having fun with the neon palette, the gaudy-cool of souvenir iconography and sparkles upon sparkles upon sparkles? We don’t, which is why we’re fans of Topshop’s only-in-Vegas collection. The nightlife vibe is there in force, from miniskirts to stilettos, but it’s balanced with breezy casuals that capture our culture’s hipster lining. Here’s a taste of the Vegas everyone knows.
Roar Flame Sandals. A hot pink sole for a city with a soul that’s just as neon. The inside heel echoes embellishments of silver on vine-like navy straps, with a kiss of snakeskin on the outside. Shoes like this make legs the main event. $110
Bejeweled Basque Dress. Why dream of seeing your name in lights when your body is one slick zipper away? Classic lines soften the confection of the fabric for a dress that’s right from dinner to dancefloor. $400
Snakeskin Clutch Bag. Next to sequins, snakeskin might be the official pattern of our hard-partying city. But we work hard to play hard, making this synthetic clutch a double winner. Bold enough to stand out on the table during a power lunch, it won’t overpower an outfit at the club. $40
Pearl Bead Pelmet Skirt. Shine abounds in the Vegas collection, and the glittering pieces layer for over-the-top, scene-stealing looks. Want to turn heads and maintain a little mystery? Pair this mini with neutrals that let its rose-colored pop speak for itself. $150
Gold Soft Biker Jacket. Gold is the color of wealth and glamour, precious in ancient and modern times. This jacket does the shade right, with a softly structured shape that flatters without being stiff and zipper asymmetry lending a playful edge. $360