Baroque and Roll Christmas With River Island

Aug 17, 2012, 07:47 ET from River Island

LONDON, August 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

River Island presents a highly opulent and exuberant collection for Christmas 2012, with sultry sequins, ornate detailing and glamorous fabrics all taking centre stage. Sleek and Chic silhouettes are highlighted, projecting a more sophisticated approach to the party dress season.

A lavish and distinctive colour palette of black and gold dominates the Baroque trend for River Island. Intricate embellishment, jacquards, and whimsical prints are used to cement this look and are found on tailored trouser suits, full skirted prom dresses and flamboyant accessories. Brocade bomber jackets, decorative body jewellery and matt gold sequin hot pants are added to create a more contemporary feel.

Following on from autumn, lady like boucle jackets are still key but are given a sprinkle of Christmas magic with the addition of biker-esque detailing and lavish trimmings.

A seductive and tactile look is born from a dark romance between black lace, chiffon and leathers. Team decorative 3D chunky knitwear with richly embellished skirts and sheer tops, rugged boots to create a gothic grunge feel.

Top off the look with statement accessories that will get heads turning. Inject a pair of sky scraper heels, oversized clutches and cuffs, as well as regal inspired jewellery to refresh and update any outfit.  

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