Excuse the terribly photo heavy post but I just had so many photos I wanted to share! Yesterday I popped down to the River Island Press Office to check out their AW Collections. As we all know I love Autumn Winter, and I always think River Island comes out with the strongest winter collections of all the brands I go and see. They constantly up their game and their styling and merchandising on their press events always leaves me feeling inspired and ready for A/W! Every season it gets further and further away from it's tacky reputation from years ago, transforming into a fashion forward focused brand. More under the cut!


river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections
river island autumn winter aw press day preview collections

My favourite pieces included the ombre red and black furry bag, embellished chelsea boots, long line thick coats, highly stylised jewellery and all the grungy textures. I always feel drawn to the whole "luxe groupie" look that comes around in the Autumn Winter Season. I don't really have much to say as the images all really speak for themselves. The trends are Supernova (textures, decadence, luxe), Bauhaus (inspired by the art movement, think bold colours and shapes) Teen Spirit (grungy, 90's inspired looks) Modernist (40's inspired). I loved the huge thick long line woolen coats with texture and leather patches. Lots of tweed and boucle mixed up with textursed leather skirts, chunky boots and embellishment. In all, an amazing strong collection from River Island. There are a few misses and a few "why the hell did they make that" items but overall everything is lovely, wearable and perfect for the season. I was literally going around the showroom making mental notes of things I needed in my wardrobe asap!

Any favourites from these preview images?