River Island Christmas 2013

Jul 30, 2013, 12:00 ET from River Island

LONDON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Christmas 2013 at River Island presents an opulent and elegant collection for the party season. The traditional autumnal colour palette of gothic blacks, berry reds and metallic is lifted with splashes of colour in lemon yellow, emerald green and shocking pink with texture coming from jacquards, velvets and embossed leather.

Deco meets oriental bohemia for a cool going out vibe. Jumpers are given glamorous details with decorative embroidery and glam patterns as outerwear becomes ornate with scatters of sequins. Statement dresses are key for the festive period with thigh high split maxis and 80's body con dresses sprinkled with glitter whilst flapper dresses and shift are heavily embellished and decorated with lashings of gems and intricate beading.

Sculpted silhouettes and clean lines in paisley jacquard and scuba offer a soft masculine alternative to traditional party dressing, with ladylike tux jackets worn with matching skinny fit trousers in moss green and vivid fuchsia whilst skirts over trousers give a modern twist to a casual look. Leather is updated by adding colour and texture, traditional bikers come in cobalt blue and embossed detail with co-ordinating skirts to complete the look.

For edgy casual day dressing denim offers comfort and style with acid wash jeggings and mum jeans in tinted blues and greys, knitwear offers chunky roll necks, crops and thermal ribs in novelty, graphic and fair isle prints in luxurious fabrics. Warmth is added with fur trimmed parka jackets and shearling bikers for the winter season.

Accessories are key for Christmas. A River Island twist is given to footwear, ankle boots are worn with pretty dresses to toughen up any look and come in scarlet red as an alternative to traditional black meanwhile simple court shoes come in metallic gold and turquoise. Clutch bags are dainty and bejewelled, jewellery remains statement with oversized diamante earrings and necklaces taking centre stage. Fur features heavily and comes in the form of buttery soft stoles, neon hats and multi-coloured rucksacks.

SOURCE River Island