So today I was lucky enough to be invited by the lovely people at River Island to their press office to see a preview of their upcoming A/W14 menswear and ladieswear collections. Being invited to the AW15 christmas press day was a little bit surreal seeing Christmas decorations in a heatwave! As usual River Island had pushed the boat out with a beautiful set up, a perfect setting for their amazing A/W collection. Even though I predominantly focus on menswear I was suitably impressed with both collections, especially the ladies partywear for the Christmas season. On both sides there was a huge focus on embellishment, textures and detailing, there were some stunning dresses covered in ornate sequins and jewels. For me it was all about the mens outerwear, I fell in love with two oversized parka coats – a traditional khaki version and an interesting twist in the form of a petrol blue parka with a black fur trim. I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of mens accessories that will be available throughout the season, for me the double monk strap shoes and Chelsea boots are must haves.
Take a look at the photos below and check out the full menswear lookbook here.