River Island’s Spring Summer 2015 evokes nostalgia, drawing influence from past eras. Classic pieces are reworked with a modern twist to create a refreshing and original collection for the season ahead.
Some of the top features from the collections are:
Fierce folk meets seventies boho to create Nero. Black dominates, steering the collection away from pretty and feminine, creating a sultry harder edge, whilst subtle hints of glam jacquards and touches of metallic add interest to the dark palette. Texture is key, teaming super soft bikers with leather trousers and suede fringed capes.
A soothing palette of whites and creams creates the contrasting sub-trend Modern Bohemian. White lace, embroidery and cutwork combine for a softer approach with a haute hippie feel, touches of tan and fringing toughen up the overall feel of the collection.
Retro inspired dressing prevails for Spring Summer 15, with the 70’s being a heavy influencer. The rich earthy palette is injected with slices of metallic and jeweled coloured Jacquards. Flares are key for the trend, whilst structured suiting and slinky halter neck tops offer an alternative to evening wear. More casual looks can be created with bell bottom jeans, skinny scarves and retro eastern prints.
Inspired by the 60’s, Sugar is youthful and naïve. Irreverent styling creates a cheeky and fun vibe with tweed trainers teamed with cute embellished lace dresses, or checked mini skirts worn with quirky print tees, all in sweet pastel hues.
Ghetto sport meets urban glam with a 90’s influence to create Glamathon Mono. With a simple monochrome palette, splashes of bold colour are added to keep the range refreshing and young. This collection uses clean modern lines for a luxurious minimal feel. Details are added through sporty stripes and curved color blocking on tailored separates and dresses. Playing with new proportions and sporty elements, silhouettes are elongated, incorporating longer lengths and asymmetry. Mesh paneling is placed on clean tailoring for an urban cool vibe. Relaxed city shorts are worn with mesh knits to present a fresh laid back approach. Urban tailoring with sharp PU and leather pieces create an air of ferocity.
Nautical Blues embrace stripes. Print clashing is key; striped bold cotton knits are teamed with striped jackets and bashed denim shorts. Clean tailoring creates a smart casual feel with a hint of 60’s coming through, from retro prints in reds, blues and off whites.