Sunday, 20 July 2014

River Island Christmas 2014 Collection

The fact that the Northern hemisphere is going through the peak of Summer is certainly no threat to the fashion world. As an example of the defiance of the clothing and accessories industries against high temperatures and matching elevated humidity levels, British high-street and mid-market retailer label River Island has resolutely hosted a press event to unveil its Christmas 2014 collection on what was probably the hottest day of the year in London.

Revealing a strong emphasis on texture and a colour palette that combined deep hues for men and whites and bold shades for women, River Island’s designs featured an elegant abundance of velvet, fake fur, leather, same-tone patterning, late 1980s influences, lace and bouclĂ© fabrics applied to elongated silhouettes. In menswear, highlights include shirts with large polka dots, coats with oversized fur lapels, cropped pea coats, patchwork leather bomber jackets, and a blazer with an ombrĂ© Prince of Wales black-on-black pattern.

Photographs courtesy of River Island

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