Tuesday, 29 January 2013

RIVER ISLAND S/S 13



Wayyyyy back in November i popped down to London for a couple of press days and River Island was one of them. I'm really 50/50 about River Island, sometimes i'll love every single thing in store and other times i won't find a single thing i like but i was very happy to walk in to the press room and breathe in all the trends showcasing and fell in love with almost everything. Every year i find one high street store will get the trends so spot on compared to everyone else, last season it was New Look and this season i'm pretty confident it's River Island and i'm pretty sure you'll agree. Some of these items are already available in store and online but the majority will start trickling through the closer to S/S we get.

Here are the trends...

Road Trip
Road Trip embraces the Wild West with a fusion of buttery soft leathers, suedes and fringing. Heavy layering is essential to this trend, devore fringed kimonos are worn over sheer maxi dresses and topped off with embroidered grunge scarves. A neutral palette of creams, blacks and tans make up the collection whilst flashes of red and ochre offer pops of colour. Wood block prints, embellishment and cut work give a Western feel to the collection. Accessories come in the form of black fringed boots, heavily beaded bags and lashings of jewellery.

Denim Couture
Denim Couture presents a fusion of textures and fabrics in a cool colour palette of blue and white to give an ultra modern feel. Simple jersey and denim are combined, classic denim skirts are reworked and jeans become decorative and distressed to offer unique pieces for Spring Summer. River Island core denim styles are mixed with intricately embellished  tops whilst heavily beaded skirts and jumpsuits complete the collection.

Army Lux
This trend encompasses the great outdoors with a modern lux approach. Classic jumpsuits in urban oriental patterns present a relaxed look, whilst khaki satin shorts and  metallics  combine for a modern twist on military dressing. Subtle trimmings, snakeskin and embellishment add glamour for a chic evening look.

Retro
Inspired by the 50s and 60s Retro is quintessentially ladylike. A mirage of soft pastels  in violet, fondant pink and powder blue offer a modern feel to retro inspired stripes and vintage polka dots whilst mixing 50s style skirts with leather jackets create a futuristic vintage vibe. Contrasting fabrics come in the form of jacquard duster coats worn with  embellished dresses. Adorned clutches, decorative hats and block heels bring the whole look together.

Space Mono
Space Mono is slick sportswear mixed with sharp tailoring. Its minimalist approach becomes controlled yet feminine with a medley of featherweight fabrics and leather. Black and white dominates the collection with hints of neon and bursts of pattern ensuring a laid back 90s street vibe. Organza hemmed jersey skirts, sporty cropped tops and sheer chiffon blouses combine for a sexy boyish look whilst digital prints and futuristic florals give the collection a fresh fashion outlook. Accessories are key with trainers, baseball caps and oversized bags.

What do you think of the collection? Is it hit or miss for you?

 
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39 comments

  1. Roadtrip sounds like a delight! All the jewels ahh shiny stuff :D

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  2. I'm liking the look of the accessories, shoes and jewellery - anything with embellishment I'm all for! Army Luxe and Retro seem like great collections - I'll popping into River Island to see the pieces in person :) Great post lovely.

    Eda x

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  3. i literally love every single piece...the jewelery is bloody amazing. fab post :) xxx

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  4. Love the Road Trip and Retro ideas, the accessories are all lovely but I haven't fallen in love with any of the clothes yet which is really unusual for me with River Island xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  5. Beautiful photos of the new line!!!

    thanks for sharing!
    www.maryjanett.blogspot.com
    xx

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  6. The cream biker jacket with the cut out detail on the sleeves NEEDS to be in my wardrobe! It looks gorgeous!
    Laura x
    lookatmyclothes.blogspot.com

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  7. Some of those bags and the head pieces! Wow! Xx

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  8. I'm always a bit 50/50 about River Island too, normally preferring their winter range to their summer range! Though the retro trend sounds amazing and right up my street!

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  9. Great post, your photos makes me just want to buy it all :)

    http://thequirkyfox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I have to admit I haven't shopped in River Island all that much in the last year or so as nothing ever caught my eye but these bits look lovely. I do wish they did student discount though.
    Rachel x
    http://iwantitall19.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Amazing insight into RI SS13- I'm the same as you, deffs a love/hate thing with them. But when they get it right, they get it RIGHT! So excited for these pieces to hit the shops :)

    whats-alexandrawaring.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Oh man this has made me want to go shopping! I'm a big River Island fan and it looks like they've got it spot on again this year. Really liking the sound of the Roadtrip collection and love all the accessories in this post!
    xxx
    summerhollyday.com

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  13. Love the printed blazer! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.com

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  14. Great trends and beautiful pictures. Wish they had more river islands here.. :)

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  15. Looking forward to it!

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com

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  16. Victoria, everything about your blog pulls me in! Your animated profile pic, your gorgeous photos, I love it all!

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  17. Some lovely pieces. :)
    I'm loving what pieces are already on their preview on th website.. Can't wait to see what else comes up. :)
    Caroline.x

    notesfromcaroline.com

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  18. I love all the neon accesories ! Cant wait to see it all in store :)

    Beautiful Dreams

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  19. So excited for the summer now :) Can't decide what I like best! Better start saving now to buy it all! x

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  20. I love how colorful all the pieces are! The bracelets in the first picture are very charming, though not in a conventional way.

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  21. I LOVE the neon trend, River Island always do it well, the accessories look especially gorgeous!
    xx

    girlwithclothes.blogspot.com

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  22. This makes me stupidly excited for summer! Love the laser cut leather jacket!

    lilipalooza.blogspot.com

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  23. I think the accessories are gorgeous, especially that bohemian bag!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  24. Oh wow, I love all the colours and patterns in the new collection! I can't wait to start getting some more bright colours into my wardrobe, wish winter would just go away now!

    louisejoyb x

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  25. lovely blog!

    Do you want to follow each other? :)
    http://fantasyfashioned.blogspot.de/

    xx ♥

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  26. Love the post! Very cool shops!

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  27. those pink skulls are so perfect!

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  28. I must admit some of the River Island stuff is a bit too wacky for me, but I love their shoes and bags!!

    I also think its great they stock up to a size 18 (Topshop and your size 4's I'm glaring at you!!)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  29. They have awesome stuff. Esp love the heels and the bracelets :)
    xo

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  30. Sometimes RI clothes are a bit of a let down, but I can see a few gems already. As usual I'm loving the shoes & accessories - definitely their strong point!xxx

    Charlotte
    www.coloursandcarousels.com

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  31. I loveee all of the sequins and embellishments, its a magpies dream.
    xxx
    http://www.vipxo.co.uk

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  32. wow amazing pieces! love everything!


    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  33. I love the look of the metallic biker jacket and the beaded bags - looks like there's a gorgeous season ahead of us at RI!

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  34. I love river island stuff, I think its the best quality high street stuff for the price

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    Helen

    X

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  35. Love these especially the jackets!
    http://fashiongirl134.blogspot.com

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  36. so excited for their new collection, i'm loving that neon is back in.

    http://fashionforwarddxo.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxo

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