Attending press days has opened my eyes to that fact that there is more than one fashion retailer on the high-street producing great affordable pieces.
Yesterday I went to the River Island Spring 2010 press day, were I got a peek at what we can look forward to seeing in store next March.
The Spring 2010 collection is split into 6 themes: Quirky, Tribal, Nautical, Swap Shop, Pretty Pastels and Ibizia.
The quirky section included studded denim shorts, spiked gladiators, sequin jersey tops, a denim biker vest and zebra print combat pants. This section was for those tomboys who want to stand-out.
The tribal section included a one-shoulder African print dress named the Jamil dress – which is on my wish list – plus tribal print shorts, cropped mesh tees and a cobweb vest which was paired on a mannequin with cute khaki shorts which looked like a skirt.
The nautical section was full of blue, red and white tees, shorts, skirts and dresses.
Swap shop was an interesting mix of pieces that shouldn’t work together, but some how do. A stunning purple dress, was alongside 80s denim cropped jeans, a sequined multi-coloured cardigan, pink cotton shorts, patchwork denim, polka dot shorts and floral dresses.
Pretty pastels were just that. Nude, yellow, peach, cream and beige was the main colour palette, with ditsy print dresses, smock cardigans, chiffon dresses and maxi dresses. These pieces were a very modern take on boho chic, which would be perfect for next summers festivals.
The Ibizia pieces were colourful and bright as you would expect. Sarongs, swimsuits and sexy kaftans stood out with some embellished to make the already sexy pieces even sexier.
Each theme also has matching accessories including bags, jewelry, shoes, boots and a variety of trilby, panama and sailor hats.
One of my favourite pieces was the pink skirt above with a twisted detail through-out. It reminded me of the pieces we saw presented by Burberry Prorsum recently, and it will definitely be on my wish list.
Pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards