LONDON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
This season, River Island explores elements of classic masculinity and directional design features to create a balanced yet unique men's collection for Autumn/Winter 2013, combining elements of chic sophistication, high quality detailing and statement separates.
Harnessing the spirit of 90s American grunge, this trend references an era where Kurt Cobain and DIY fashion reigned supreme. Elements of aggressive bleach washing in the denims and bold touches such as the paint splat navy shirt embody this self-styled look. Meanwhile heavily fatigued plaid shirts, touches of shearling, hues of deep blue and peppered browns add an air of authenticity.
Although a slightly eccentric look, tailoring is at the heart of this trend, creating a more mature direction. Oversized checks and tartans, bold colour blocking and the staple College men's shoes and sneakers are mismatched with sharp silhouettes and cropped trousers to create playful yet sleek outfits.
The most playful of looks, Dazed encompasses the style of the youth generation. The Safety Orange Duffle Coat is a hero piece of the collection, a much--needed bold pop of colour in the typically muted male wardrobe. Patterns and fabrications are clashed to create a fresher approach to street wear, sweats and urban elements play off animal prints and candy coloured headgear.
Regalia, black blocking and military nuances make up the most luxurious of the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Metal buttons and a longer silhouette in the olive Militia coat are reminiscent of old time eastern Russia, given a contemporary feel with a leather look trim. The classic high shine military boot is reimagined for Eastern Promise, a dense vibram sole being a simple yet effective touch to modernise the style.
Sophisticated styling and subtle accessories are key for the today's man. A standout piece is the jade herringbone holdall, a chic essential to complete any outfit. Rich mixed textures of flannels and knits, combined with patch pocket blazers in muted tones create an effortless European style, the young Parisian professional.
THIN WHITE DUKE
Born out of David Bowie's Berlin Era, Thin White Duke moves towards the directional, stripping out colour and teaming unique accessories with a stark monochrome palette and razor sharp shapes. The Berlin overcoat best represents this aesthetic, while minimalist detailing and a nod to futuristic and Bauhaus influences embody the clean, simple styling of the fashion conscious Berliner.
SOURCE River Island