Denim: women’s-River Island

When is having the blues a good thing? When you’re talking about denimDenim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced twill textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces the familiar diagonal ribbing of the denim that distinguishes it from cotton duck (a linen canvas).…which we are. All day, every day-we want to live in it, please.

Let Loose
It’s not all about skinny jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture. (though we’re SO NOT relegating ours yet), add a new style to your denim repertoire in 2018. The hottest new shapes on the block have a little more breathing room (phew!) and come with extra fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. points too.

Second Skin
From off-duty weekend vibes to those nights out when only ‘jeans and a nice top’ will do, there is no situation a pair of skinny jeans can’t style. Make it a close call with our must-have Molly jeggings, go super-skinny with a pair of Amelie jeans or work a killer silhouette with Harper, high-rise. If your mantra is slim, not skinny – Casey is your go-to pair.

source: https://www.riverisland.com/women/new-denim-fits?icid=inspiration/women/prm/w/new-denim-fits/op

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IT’S A MATCH-River Island

If Jan has you ready to hibernate, you need some brand-new reasons to leave the house!
A fresh pair of jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871[1] and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture., and (obviously) the shoes that work with them, should bring back your get up and glow!

IT Me
Fittingly named Alexa, our new ‘IT’ jeans are THE fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. buy of the season. Don’t let the wide leg and cropped length scare you, close the gap with a pair of block-heel ankle bootsA boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece..

Real Slim
Take a break from skinnies and relax into slim instead. The mid-blue Casey jean exudes effortless cool with
its easy cropped length and raw hem;wear with cone heel sock-boots for extra points.

Croc N’ Roll
If white jeans are your spring essential, get new frills and go for a pair with cute feature hems.
We’ll be rocking these with high-front mules in black moc-croc for a graphic look.

source: https://www.riverisland.com/inspiration/ways-to-wear/its-a-match?icid=inspiration/ways-to-wear/prm/itsamatch/wtw

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WAYS TO WEAR – WARDROBE HEROES-River Island

Sort out your December wardrobeA wardrobe is a standing closet used for storing clothes.The earliest wardrobe was a chest, and it was not until some degree of luxury was attained in regal palaces and the castles of powerful nobles that separate accommodation was provided for the apparel of the great. The name of wardrobe was then given to a room in which the wall-space was filled with closets and lockers, the drawer being a comparatively modern invention. From these cupboards and lockers the modern wardrobe, with its hanging spaces, sliding shelves and drawers, evolved slowly. hangover with our everyday heroes, the key pieces that make outfit planning easy. It’s time to step away from the sequins (just for a bit).

SPRING STRIPES
We’ve given the striped shirtsA shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body (from the neck to the waist).Originally an undergarment worn exclusively by men, it has become, in American English, a catch-all term for a broad variety of upper-body garments and undergarments. In British English, a shirt is more specifically a garment with a collar, sleeves with cuffs, and a full vertical opening with buttons or snaps (North Americans would call that a “dress shirt”, a specific type of “collared shirt”). A shirt can also be worn with a necktie under the shirt collar. a Spring update, wear the fresh multiway print with a pair of super-wide paperbag trousers and a pop colour bag.

THE TROPHY JACKET
Not into cute tweed jacketsA jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.? AS IF! Team yours with a leather-look mini-skirt and preppy striped top for an am-pm look that’s anything but clueless.

THE CHIC KNIT
Nothing says low-key luxe like a soft cream knit. You can wear it with anything, but we love ours tone-on-tone with a matching tailored coat and bag.

BOLD BLOCKS
Commit to the mantra ‘green is good’ in a bold head-to-toe look. This kicky day-to-play dress will cause new levels of envy when teamed with a matching coat and heels.

source:https://www.riverisland.com/inspiration/ways-to-wear/ways-to-wear–wardrobe-heroes?icid=inspiration/ways-to-wear/prm/waystowearwardrobeheroes/wtw

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River Island X Blood Brother

New year calls for a new Design Forum collaboration. River Island Design Forum is back for SS18, with a 11-piece ready-to-wear collection including accessoriesA fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. and footwear with British menswear brand Blood Brother. Get your Christmas spends at the ready, you’ve been so self-less buying all those gifts throughout December (who are we kidding, on Christmas Eve), now it’s time to reward yourself with a 2018 wardrobe revamp.

About Blood Brother
Set up in 2012, Blood Brother defines itself by a highly distinctive, precision-led aesthetic. Blood Brother fuses contemporary fashion designDesign is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams and sewing patterns).Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, cowboy coding and graphic design) is also considered to be design. and construction with the essentialities of comfort and functionality. Founders Nicholas Biela and James Waller utilizes cutting edge design to create contemporary menswear clothes, with their signature nod towards a utilitarian visual language and iconic technical outerwear. Plus… they’re almost as well known for their off the scale parties as their fashion wears.

The Collection
Cutting-edge print techniques and fabrications, combined with the brands innovative design philosophy and vintage street-wear references were the starting point for this collection. Think urban living via street signage slogans, CCTV glitch prints and a muted colour palette of stone grey, carbon black and indigo blue with occasional accents of high-vis orange.

It wouldn’t be Blood Brother without a party…
River Island and Blood Brother are hosting an exclusive ‘you don’t want at miss it’ partyA party is a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing or other forms of entertainment. In many Western countries, parties for teens and adults are associated with drinking alcohol such as beer, wine or distilled spirits. to celebrate the launch with a top-secret content screening and some one-off performances from the likes of Yxng Bane, Kojey Radica and Lady Leshurr. 4 lucky sods will have the chance to be there rubbing shoulders and drinking G&T’s with the stars…

source: https://www.riverisland.com/inspiration/blog/river-island-x-blood-brother?icid=inspiration/blog/prm/river-island-x-blood-brother/blog

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River Island Ramadan Collection

River Island is excited to launch its latest Ramadan womenswear edit. The collection is specifically designed for the Middle East market to cater Occasionwear throughout the month of Ramadan and the festive Eid period.

The collection consists of 40 key styles ranging across clothingClothing (also called clothes) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. and accessories, providing a stylish edit of chic full length dresses and jumpsuits, co-ords and separates perfect for occasion dressing.

ARTISANAL – is an ultra-glam eveningwear inspired collection featuring bodycon styles in luxe metallic fabrics with heavy sequinA sequin /?sikw?n/ is a disk-shaped bead used for decorative purposes. In earlier centuries, they were made from shiny metals. Today, sequins are most often made from plastic. They are available in a wide variety of colors and geometrical shapes. Sequins are commonly used on clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes and many other accessories. embellishment. Built on a colour palette consisting of shimmering gold, monochromatic black and white and deep blue, key styles are accented with bold appliqued floral prints. Statement pieces include a gold sequin mesh bodycon maxi dress, oversized oriental kimono inspired blouses with fluid sleeve detailing, and ornate beaded cropped jacketA jacket is a mid stomach length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing..

FLEUR – is an elegant collection of stylised florals and embroidered patterns etched onto feminine silhouettes. The collection is built up in tonal washed pinks juxtaposed with accents of black and white along with hints of green. Statement soft ruffles feature throughout, with intricate beading adding a premium edge. Oriental inspired kimono cover ups and dresses with heavy embellishment round out the core look and feel of the edit.

source:http://www.alshaya.com/en/brands/fashion-footwear/river-island/river-island-news/item/34407-river-island-ramadan-collection

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River Island shuns dividend to expand online service

The family owners of River Island have shunned a dividend for the second year in a row in favour of pumping money into boosting its online shopping services at the same time as opening new stores.

Ben Lewis, chief executive, said that the retailerRetailing involves the process of selling consumer goods or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit. Retailers satisfy demand identified through a supply chain. was planning to double the size of its digital office in Shoreditch, east London, and treble its technology team from the current 100 staff dedicated to working on boosting River Island’s online capabilities.

“2016 was a year of heavy investment for the business as we focused on River Island’s technology, which is very important to our strategy, investing and expanding our product ranges and investing in people,” said Mr Lewis.

The retail boss, whose uncle Bernard Lewis started the retailer five decades ago, said the company had partnered with Google’s location services which allowed shoppers to check the stores nearest them if they had their desired dress or top in stock in their size.

He also said that River Island was working to implement artificial research and machine learning to become more responsive to online shoppers’ needs and making supply chain improvements to ensure there was a more seamless shopping experience for customersA customer (sometimes known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is the recipient of a good, service, product, or idea, obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier for a monetary or other valuable consideration. who drifted between storesA retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept. and their screens.

Mr Lewis said that both online and mobile sales had grown by 21pc last year, helping to lift total sales 3.5pc to £970m in the year to December 31.

The privately-owned company is expected to report that operating profits have fallen 7pc from £145.8m to £135.7m after focusing on investing in technology, opening new stores and expanding its range of childrens and plus-sized fashion. Profits on ordinary activities before exceptionals are expected to come to £124.5m.

The Lewis family, of which there are three family members on the board including Mr Lewis, paid itself £180m in 2013 and 2014 but has chosen not to take a dividend for 2015 or 2016.

Mr Lewis said that the family had “continued to invest in the business.”

“We are a healthy business in terms of our profits and cash flow and we believe in investing in the opportunities for River Island to ensure there is a sustainable future for the long term.”

The retail boss said that “against a challenging backdrop, the last 12 months have seen stable trading”. Mr Lewis said that sales of its swimwear had been particularly strong last year, selling enough bikinis to dress all the British women holidaying in Ibiza every minute during the summer months.

Last year, River Island opened 14 new stores and has plans for a further five new shops this year, underlining the company’s belief in the role of stores despite the rise of online shopping.

“We are well positioned to deliver further progress against our strategic goals and remain confident that we are building the right store portfolio, product and digital capability as we continue to invest for growth”, Mr Lewis said.

source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/09/21/river-island-shuns-dividend-expand-online-service/

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Get fancy feet for the festive season-River Island

Just quite where our love affair with shoesA shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. began no one knows but there’s no doubt on-screen icons have taught us the importance of good footwearFootwear refers to garments worn on the feet, which originally serves to purpose of protection against adversities of the environment, usually regarding ground textures and temperature. over the years.

From Dorothy’s ruby red slippersSlippers are light footwear that are easy to put on and off and are intended to be worn indoors, particularly at home. to Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic blue Manolos and their dazzling crystal-buckle, blinding embellishments have invariably become the ultimate way to elevate your outfit.

And with party season just around the corner notice-me shoes have never felt more appropriate.

If it isn’t sparkly, then don’t bother buying it.

In recent years, the high-fashion world has shunned crystal-covered clogs in favour of clinical and vaguely orthopaedic looking alternatives. But lately, designers have irrevocably ditched minimalism in favour of a “more is more” approach.

This season’s sparklers came in a variety of styles with Miu Miu and Rochas both opting for pointed pumps adorned with crystallised brooches and rhinestone encrusted ankle straps.

Elsewhere though – we’re looking at you, Mary Katrantzou and Isabel Marant – glitter meant the feet did all the talking with spangled two-tone platforms and twinkling courts paired with equally sparkly socks.

All about having fun, it’s a trend that many of our favourite high street retailers have jumped on board with too, and just in time for Christmas party season.

For the very best of embellished shoes of all kinds we suggest heading to Zara or River Island where you’ll find everything from bejewelled booties to studded satin slides.

With a diary chock-full of festive dress-up dates, there really is no better time to invest in a pair of shoes that will guarantee to light up the night.

source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/embellished-shoe-trend-christmas-party-footwear-heels-zara-topshop-river-island-boohoo-a8044766.html

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River Island X Blood Brother

New year calls for a new Design Forum collaboration. River Island Design Forum is back for SS18, with a 11-piece ready-to-wear collection including accessoriesA fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. and footwear with British menswearIn clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. Lounge suits (also known as business suits when sober in colour and style), which originated in Britain as country wear,are the most common style of Western suit. brand Blood Brother. Get your Christmas spends at the ready, you’ve been so self-less buying all those gifts throughout December (who are we kidding, on Christmas Eve), now it’s time to reward yourself with a 2018 wardrobe revamp.

About Blood Brother

Set up in 2012, Blood Brother defines itself by a highly distinctive, precision-led aesthetic. Blood Brother fuses contemporary fashion design and construction with the essentialities of comfort and functionality. Founders Nicholas Biela and James Waller utilizes cutting edge design to create contemporary menswear clothes, with their signature nod towards a utilitarian visual language and iconic technical outerwear. Plus… they’re almost as well known for their off the scale parties as their fashion wears.

The Collection

Cutting-edge print techniques and fabrications, combined with the brandsA brand (or marque for car model) is a name, term, design, symbol or other feature that distinguishes one seller’s product from those of others.Brands are used in business, marketing, and advertising. Initially, livestock branding was adopted to differentiate one person’s cattle from another’s by means of a distinctive symbol burned into the animal’s skin with a hot branding iron. innovative design philosophy and vintage street-wear references were the starting point for this collection. Think urban living via street signage slogans, CCTV glitch prints and a muted colour palette of stone grey, carbon black and indigo blue with occasional accents of high-vis orange.

It wouldn’t be Blood Brother without a party…

River Island and Blood Brother are hosting an exclusive ‘you don’t want at miss it’ party to celebrate the launch with a top-secret content screening and some one-off performances from the likes of Yxng Bane, Kojey Radica and Lady Leshurr. 4 lucky sods will have the chance to be there rubbing shoulders and drinking G&T’s with the stars…

source: https://www.riverisland.com/inspiration/blog/river-island-x-blood-brother?icid=inspiration/blog/prm2/river-island-x-blood-brother/blog

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Best River Island promo code deals as high street giant launch half price sale on Christmas party clothing

High street fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers. staple River Island is a go-to for many shoppers looking to stay up-to-date with the latest trends.

Shoppers looking for a new dressA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). for their impending office party or a showstopping outfit for New Year’s Eve can browse the retailer’s latest half price sale on partywear.

The seasonal offer, which also includes footwearFootwear refers to garments worn on the feet, which originally serves to purpose of protection against adversities of the environment, usually regarding ground textures and temperature. and accessories, couldn’t come at a better time as most of us start to prep for party season. Prices start from a wallet-friendly £7.

We’re loving this very festive oversized bow bandeau top, now £15 and these glittery ombre silver heels, now £20 (was £42) will make you look and feel a million dollars come the Christmas party.

source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/style/shopping/river-island-promo-code-november-5886578

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River Island Univeils Gender-Neutral Children’s Clothes

“Kids just want to be kids” is the message behind River Island’s new gender-neutral children’s clothing line – and we love it.

The latest fashion brand to jump on the gender-neutralGender neutral,describes the idea that policies, language, and other social institutions should avoid distinguishing roles according to people’s sex or gender, in order to avoid discrimination arising from the impression that there are social roles for which one gender is more suited than another. bandwagon, River Island’s decision to create a line of gender-neutral clothing for children is setting the stage for a society where children are allowed to make their own decisions regarding gender and style, stereotypes aside.

The urban-inspired pieces in the collection feature a neutral colour palette of grey, black and white, and include graphic tees and other loungewear staples that will make any kids aged five to 12 look cool.

According to the store, the 12 piece collection was designed to encourage “little adults to make their own style stamp, gender aside.”

Rebecca Perry, the kidswear design manager at River Island, said of the store’s decision to go gender neutral: “Gone are the stereotypes, giving way to a modern, urban take on loungewear in this capsule collection that satisfied both genders.”

The new collection, which features child modelModel (people), a person in a role to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art. looking adorable in the trendy, monochromatic clothingClothing (also called clothes) is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies., follows John Lewis.

The department store broke barriers earlier this year when it became the first major retailer to remove boys or girls labels from its range of children’s clothes, instead choosing to feature genderless labels that say either “Boys & Girls” or “Girls & Boys.”

The department store’s decision, which changed labelling on all clothing for newborns to 14 years, including floral dresses and skirts, was widely praised and has seemed to inspire other brands to make the switch.

As more and more fashion brands create gender-neutral clothing lines, the hope is that the impact of gender stereotypes will lesson to the point that they do not exist at all.

And the clothes are absolutely adorable.

source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/river-island-gender-neutral-childrens-kids-clothes-line-a8104486.html

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