For Autumn Winter 2016 River Island creates a new and exciting collection where traditional trends for the season are given a modern makeover offering a fresh and unique approach with a distinctive River Island twist. Opulent fabrics feature throughout whilst flashes of pastel colours break up the moody colour palette of greens, reds, blacks and navy. A broad array of prints from animal, to floral, striped to tartan adds a fun and youthful edge.
The 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
ARISTO PUNK embraces geek chic style with an eclectic grunge element. 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 tocreate a wearable collection for a cool daytime look. Tartan, polka dots and leopard prints are
worn clashed and co-ordinated.
The 90s influenced MODERNIST captures 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. Chevron colour blocking, asymmetric silhouettes and cut out detailing help to create a modern finish. Tracksuit jackets, crop tops, jumpsuits and bodies provide a youthful element whilst trousers take on a loose fit for a relaxed approach.