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river island autumn winter 2013 preview



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?

48 comments

  1. Beautiful, beautiful stuff, I love this brand!!
    Love from Germany, Lali

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  2. Oh i'm so excited already.
    I love the burn orange jacket and some of the prints looks beautiful.

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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  3. Oooh this looks so amazing, already getting excited!

    Maxine, xx
    beautybeatsbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Everything looks beautiful, I love the look of the collection, now I can't wait to see it in stores! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I am very excited now, i love so many items above. :) i really can't wait for the real summer to arrive but winter fashion is my all time favourite!

    Txx

    http://www.fantasticfunfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. ahh i'm so looking forward to this already. i love how river island have really transformed themselves as of late!

    highsocietyfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. So excited for the winter now haha!

    xxx
    http://thelastbrokenroad.blogspot.nl

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  8. Blimey what a mixture of styles/pieces...the accessories look lovely not sure about some of it though...some of it just seems to scream 'Kardashian!'

    Cute pup as well :)

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  9. the collection looks quite amazing!

    xx

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  10. all the shoes look GORGEOUS, need need need

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  11. great post!

    http://somebodyfromsomewhere.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm love love loving the black D'orsay shoe with the ankle strap. So yum!

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  13. Awesome insight into what's coming up! :) Thank you

    http://balladformyskin.wordpress.com/

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  14. OMg it all looks amazing deffo going to be broke when it comes out
    xx

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  15. "Luxe groupie"...I'm glad you said that because when I saw a couple of those coats I thought "it's Penny Lane!"

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  16. there is so many pieces I want to get my hands on! It looks amazing!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Why does A/W have to be so far away! I need these clothes so badly! SUPER JEALOUS that you got to go the the event!xo

    onlyafashionaffair.blogspot.com

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  18. Some of it is lovely, but others seem a little bit odd. Liking the boots though. And is that Emma from milkteef's dog? So cute! x

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  19. Everything looks awesome! The jacket in the first picture is gorgeous! Beigal is just so cute! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love river island too bad they don't sell it anywhere close to where I live

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  21. liking the look of those coats and jackets! X

    39augusts.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Looks SO much fun!

    www.georginaclare.com
    .Georgina Clare.

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  23. Its not even been summer and I'm excited for autumn winter already now!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. It feels so wrong excited for aw clothes. I've barely got into my summer stuff yet! X

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. this collection looks so amazing! I'm loving the fluffy ombre bag :)

    fashioncrossing

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  26. Oh my gosh looks like an amazing collection! Is it bad I'm wishing for winter already?

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Ahhhh amazing! thanks for sharing! Loving the subtle old school trend!
    Hamida X

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  28. I never find myself shopping in RI, and I really don't know why, these pieces are gorgeous!

    Natalie
    tryingtomakefetchhappen.com

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  29. I can't believe we're just seeing the sunshine of the spring/summer months and yet we're already forecasting for our autumn/winter wardrobes! Fashion is crazy :) The shoes, jewellery and accessories all caught my eye, not so 'wow'ed by the clothes. Thanks so much for sharing so much snaps lovely and how cute is the pooch!

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  30. I NEED some of these things! They all look so nice minus a few things which aren't really my style at all. I pretty much love it all really haha!
    Bridget-Nicole xx

    http://www.whenshadowsremain.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. There are such lovely pieces there especially the boots, jackets and the burnt mustard blazer <3

    http://lauracuddles.blogspot.ie/
    Laura x

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  32. I wish america had a river island I dont think we have any here everything in these pictures is super funky and cool looking! What a fun job you have.

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  33. so many amazing things!! literally cannot wait for autumn now!

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  34. I cant wait! The entire collection looks amazing. Aready have my eyes set on a pair of boots there


    www.coldcoffeemornings.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Those coats look incredible! River Island really do keep upping their game! Thanks for the sneek peak!

    http://asliceofmeg.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  37. This looks amazing. Kind of making me wish away the summer http://hcozens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. The the chelsea boots and loafers x

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  39. Cannot wait for this to hit the store, thank you for sharing!
    Noted Fashion
    http://notedfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. all this stuff is gorgeous (actually make that most of it, aha)! and although we've still got summer to come (fingers crossed more gorgeous weather!), this post has made me so excited for autumn/winter to come around so i can get my hands on a few of these pieces! i really love the black and tan leather jacket, that incredible white fur coat (gimme gimme gimme!) and all of the shoes are lovely (might have to treat myself to a few pairs!). i'm so glad to see river island really growing up and becoming more 'fashion forward' (couldn't think of a better word...)! :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  41. OMG this collection is going to be awesome! :D I love many things so far but the boots with the rhinestones and the spiked heels are my favorites <3


    Fashionably Sparkly

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  42. love it! saw alot that i like and also a few things that are trending right now and now i'm not rushing to buy any of it anymore before it is out of stock. thank you!

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  43. This look so nice... Fashion Accessories update your wardrobe, All the fancy and additional items which highlight the beauty and color and style of any garment.

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