3 January 2013

River Island Spring/Summer 13 Collection

The stores will soon be stocking the spring/summer collections. Here's a sneak peek at River Island:

Authentic Blue
Inspired by the rugged work wear of the 19th Century gold rush, modern washing and distressing techniques are adopted to breathe new life in to the blues.

The Horizon dip dye denim jeacket is an original take on 70s Americana. Price £50
Worn with true blue western shirt £30; engine wash blue flynn skinny jeans £40 and tablet pendant £10
Denim laundering techniques used-Rip & repair, distressing and bleaching techiques are applied to classic indigo yarns.

Cosmic clashes retro elements with the futuristic. Punk inspired acid wash denims and new wave neons bring elements of the 80s and 90s, but off set with modern technical fabrics, block panelling and sportwear.

The red  acid wash shirt with its raw trimmed sleeves shows the retro spirit of the collection. Price £25
Worn with sleeveless hooded denim jacket £40; grey swim shorts £20 and chrome crucifix pendant £15

And cosmic patterned shirts add the space age dynamic Price tbc

50s inspired rockability meets the flamboyance of Afro-Cubanism.

Open necked Hawaiin shirts in relaxed fits are styled with rolled up sleeves for rockability. The key accessory is the diamond weave straw hat showcasing a relaxed look synonymous with Cuban subculture.
Image shows Tropica white floral shirt £28; very berry jersey bomber £26; nautic pastel shorts £20 and cubana raw stripe straw hat £15

Mainly using a monochrome colour palette and focusing on contrasting textures with a shock of metallics.

The metallic bomber jacket is a true reflection of the range, sportwear look with a slim smart silhouette.
Price tbc. Worn with black Flynn skinny jeans £25; black dress shoes £45; translucent seafarer frames £14; classic chrome band £6 and multi chain bracelet £8

Japanese street style and African inspired print unite to create a new tribalist look.

The camouflage platoon jacket is the statement piece in this collection. Price tbc

A nod to traditional patterns and print technique is in the above Lagos shirt price £28. Worn with tailored khaki pants £40; burnt orange plimsolls £22; tribal patterned rucksack £30; chocolate seafarer frames £16 and brown leather look pendant £10.


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