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River Island Menswear Collection - Spring/Summer 2013

LONDON, December 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Authentic Blue

Inspired by the rugged work wear of the 19th century gold rush, modern washing and distressing techniques are adopted to breathe new life in to a rich blue pantone. Western classics are reinvented: the Horizon dip dye denim jacket is an original take on 70s Americana. Denim laundering techniques are order of the day for the range; rip & repair, distressing and bleaching techniques applied to classic indigo yarn for a modern look.

Cosmic

A refreshingly youth inspired collection, cosmic clashes retro elements with the futuristic. Punk-inspired acid wash denim jeans and new wave neons bring elements of the 80s and 90s, off set with modern technical fabrics, block panelling and sportswear silhouettes. The red raw sleeve acid wash shirt encompasses the retro spirit of the collection, with directional pieces like the contrast metallic baseball cap adding a certain space-age dynamic.

Havanna

50's inspired rockabilly meets the flamboyance of Afro-Cubanism. Open necked Hawaiian shirts in relaxed fits are styled with rolled up sleeves in a rich array of bright colours, while the bold Miami Palm print t-shirt embodies the spirit of high summer. Key accessories such as the diamond weave straw hat showcase a relaxed look synonymous with Cuban subculture.

Graphic

Graphic embraces a largely monochrome colour palette, with a focus on contrasting textures, luxurious detailing and a welcomed shock of metallics. Sportswear shapes are prevalent throughout, juxtaposed with elegant smart separates to create a chiselled silhouette. The black Boa Print bomber jacket is heralded as a true reflection of the range, as chic as it is relaxed.

Tribalist

Forward-thinking Japanese street style and African-inspired print meet to create a unique yet laidback aesthetic. The camouflage platoon jacket is the statement piece in the collection, with a nod to traditional patterns and print technique in the Lagos shirt. Clashing of patterns and layering reflect the balance of cultures inherent in the range.

Life Of Tailor

For Spring/Summer, Life Of Tailor's classic formalwear continues to draw on luxe elements of Savile Row tailoring, with sharp cuts and iconic styles at the heart of the range, moving on with lighter seasonal cottons and linens.

Holloway Road

Holloway Road stands by its rich heritage with hardworking pieces that hark back to the humble beginnings of the brand. Dark denims still have a strong presence, while the heavy knits and outerwear of Winter make way for lighter fabrics and transitional jackets for the new season.


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