So last week, I had the opportunity to get a peek at the new Autumn Winter range for River Island.
It was stunning, For Autumn Winter 2016 River Island have created a new and exciting collection with Opulent fabrics featuring throughout expect lots of pastel colours to break up the moody colour palette of greens, reds, blacks and navy.
For this collection there’s a broad array of prints from animal, to floral, striped to tartan adds a fun and youthful edge.
A Victoriana inspired DECADENCE is stylish and elegant with a unique and contemporary spin.
A dark story of bottle greens, oxblood reds and khakis are contrasted with pastel pink and peach accents.
Prints are key, with paisley and vintage florals worn head to toe. Luxe fabrics of faux fur, velvet and lace add texture whilst ruffled layers create volume.
Dresses take on a glamorous approach with high necklines, cold shoulders and floaty hems. Leopard print coats and Victoriana blouses are paired with candy pink buckle boots for a feminine feel with a slight 70s influence.
For the evening, metallics come out to play in the form of sequins, knee high boots and full length dresses.
Unusual colour combinations of earthy tones are mixed with bright yellows and pastels. Textures of frayed tweed, fringing, studs and embroidery add a tough girl dimension to the collection.
Outerwear is key with bombers, bikers, shearling lined denim jackets and overshirts worn over A-line mini dresses to create a wearable collection for a cool daytime look. Tartan, polka dots and leopard prints are worn clashed and co-ordinated.
Theres a 90s influence capturing clean masculine dressing with a sporty twist. The bold colour palette of cobalt blue, white and grey are clashed with bolts of orange and red.
Tracksuit jackets, crop tops, jumpsuits and bodies provide a youthful element whilst trousers take on a loose fit for a relaxed approach.
Accessories and Footwear oozes 70’s vibes and chokers are here to stay!
We had a fabulous day and I am so excited for the collection to land into stores in the next few months
Until next time