Autumn seems like it is light years away right now but that is a little glimpse in to what we have to look forward to at River Island. Some pieces will begin to land in stores from the end of July, with the most part of the collection arriving to the Crescent Shopping Centre and Cruises Street stores in August and September.
For Autumn/Winter 2017, River Island combines premium fabrics, utilitarian design features and oversized silhouettes. Statement outerwear and elegant tailoring in a seasonally rich pantone are complimented by chic, casual pieces and everyday essentials for a considered and versatile winter wardrobe.
Parisian Prep infuses a masculine palette of tobacco, charcoal and navy with soft textures and relaxed construction for a look and feel that is both chic and understated. Football inspired scarves, varsity hoodies, and striped knit jumpers in pops of yellow, royal blue and purple are a stylish nod to the classic preppy aesthetic. Minimal overcoats, checked shirts and flat-washed denim strike a level of compelling modernity, and pair perfectly with white tennis trainers.
Street Luxe brings statement fabrications and luxurious streetwear to the forefront. Quilted velour tracksuits, animal print shirts and graphic t-shirts are realised in plush tones of burgundy, gold and midnight blue. Faux-fur hooded jackets and embroidered sweaters invigorate and bring the collection up to date. The functional deconstructed parka is a hero piece in the range, teamed with slick gold jewellery and hi-top trainers for an effortless look.
Street Luxe Smart presents a subtle muted palette with plush tones of deep purple, red, and gold giving a deluxe feel. Razor sharp tailoring and patterned shirts come in a plethora of textures and considered silhouettes for a contemporary aesthetic. Slick leather jackets and nibbled knits delivers a modern take on classic evening attire.
Pursuits fuses outdoor inspired pieces with the technical design features of vintage sportswear. Brush cotton puffa jackets, heavy fleeced gilets, and cargo trousers in earthy hues of grey, khaki, and stone are mixed and matched with primary coloured block patterned roll-necks, Fair Isle knits, and traditional winter accessories. Rugged stonewashed and green cast warp-stretch denim showcase statement hardware and finishing’s, dress with fur lined parkas and checked shirts for a versatile approach to cold weather dressing.
Manhattan showcases timeless 40s inspired styles; sharp tailoring has been remodelled for a refined and contemporary aesthetic. Single and double-breasted suiting is infused with premium heritage fabrics in dusty shades of grey and brown. Windowpane check jackets, pinstripe shirts and cropped tailored trousers evoke subtle elegance, juxtaposed with the fur-trimmed parka for a modern alternative to classic formal styling.
The lead up to winter is always an uncertain mix of weather forecasts, which River Island has worked into their collection, making it honest and suitable for everyday wear.
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