Contrary to wild speculation and rumor in recent days, Topshop has just released a statement stating that its partnership with Kate Moss is far from over.
Instead of putting her name to seasonal collections, timed to spring-summer and autumn-winter, Mossy will now be working with Topshop's design team to produce Limited Edition 'drop-in' collections.
The move makes sound business and fashion sense; much more attuned to Kate's spontaneous style. Rather than being tied to particular schedules, it appears she will now be more of a free agent, and like a 'fashion magpie', able to unearth looks as and when they take her fancy and have them translated into best-sellers.
To mark her new chapter with the British high street giant, Kate has personally chosen her Top Ten all-time favorites from her past 14 collections. These will be sold under a new label, 'Iconic Kate', and will include the pansy-print day dress from her first-ever collection, launched in May 2007, the black one-shoulder skating dress, and the panther mini-dress.
"Topshop can confirm that the inimitable fashion partnership between Kate Moss and Topshop will enter a new phase in 2011," the statement said. "In the new format, Kate and the Topshop design team will focus on creating Limited Edition drop-in collections, replacing the current Seasonal Collections".
Kate's last full "seasonal collection", will go on sale worldwide, on October 28th, and will feature the model's signature boho-chic, with pretty day-dresses, uber-glam evening gowns, vintage-inspired knits and a new range of semi-precious jewelery.