River Island – Autumn / Winter 2015 Menswear Collection

1 October, 2015: For Autumn Winter 2015, River Island has redefined menswear with the focus on premium cuts, chic tailoring and higher quality fabrics. Outerwear and knitwear lead the way, with standout trims and detailing making each piece unique. Colour palettes are seasonally rich and complimented by clean neutrals.

Rustic Workshop utilises tones of earthy camel. Hero pieces, perfect for layering, come in hues of brown in heavily textured fabrics. Texture blocking and autumnal tones establish real standouts, finished with antique copper and silver trims. The Oversized Worker Crombie will compliment chunky knitwear for a look completed with raw denim.

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Sports Day combines the technical features of modern sportswear with the luxurious cuts and details of classic tailoring. Minimal with a strict colour palette of blues, blacks, greys and bottle green, these pieces are adorned in high shine silver and matte black. Pieces remain minimalist yet still contemporarily lux. Silhouettes are sleek throughout; the PU Coach Jacket in particular will create a wonderful point of interest in any look.

70s is inspired by a period of assertive and striking looks where pieces reflect this timeless era through a rich colour palette of maroon, brown and navy, combined with camels and neutrals. Roll necks, Crombies, and pleated trousers strike a level of elegance, further defined by the use of shearling, suede and cashmere. This look will evolve with the season with key pieces like the Shearling Jacket being at the centre.

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Pinstripe takes a revitalised approach to tailoring that is casually sophisticated; colours remain neutral and feature a pop of oxblood. Premium tailoring fabrics are remodelled into contemporary casual shapes; the Smart Wool Jogger is key, as is the Pinstripe Bomber, for constructing the smart separates look. Utilising a time-honoured but modernised pinstripe, one can effortlessly make a subtle statement.

Modern Military provides a contemporary take on classic utility pieces, with colours covering a variety of khaki and grey shades, with dark and lux black pieces also featuring prominently. Trousers in flannel and wool are essential to the authenticity of this look, and pair perfectly with the Oversized Wool Trench. High shine silver and colour blocking give a sense of modernity, bringing the whole collection right up to date.

Tailoring in continuation from the fresh and refined Spring Summer looks grows increasingly more sophisticated, reflected in the deep blues, shades of grey and oxblood. Windowpane checks and double-breasted suits add authentic elegance to the collection, while tweed suiting ensures the collection is versatile.