River Island Spring Summer 2016 Press Day

River Island espadrilles

For Spring Summer 2016 River Island creates a new and exciting collection where traditional trends for the season are given a contemporary revamp offering a fresh and unique approach with a distinctive River island twist. Print is key with stripes and florals featuring throughout whilst slices of bold colour break up a palette of neutrals, blacks and earthy tones.

With a Latino influence Carmen is sultry, bold and exotic, traditional Spanish flamenco meets contemporary for a juxtaposition of sexy and sculpted styles. Dresses take on a sexier approach with mesh and lace panelling whilst shoulder detailing prevails, with off the shoulder, cold shoulder and one shoulder styles combined with romantic ruffles and frills to give a Spanish feel to the trend. The simple monochrome palette is injected with red hues and splashes of vibrant ochre, hot pink and fuchsia. Lace, embroidery and laser cutting and texture and elegant detailing whilst stripes and floral prints add elements of fun and youthfulness.

Le Chic embraces the relaxed and laidback elegance of utility dressing. Simple shirt-dresses and jackets in sage are updated with zips and pocket detailing to take on a modern safari vibe. Sunset hues of yellows, oranges and bronze break up the summer dark palette of khaki, black and neutrals to inject life and freshness to the trend for spring. Lightweight yarns and suedette add texture, creating perfect pieces for summer layering. Hints of modern ethnic are interspersed with exotic African prints and cooler colours to create lighter and fresher side to the trend.

Etienne Ectectic is a new and fresh update to 70’s dressing. A dark story made up of tobacco browns, onyx and sage, it combines a melange of prints from patchwork to florals. Heavily beaded slip dresses are worn with metallic bomber jackets for a tough girl feel, whilst studs and metal trimmings create a harder edge on the more simple pieces. Suede is a key fabric in rich ochres, whilst fringing, peasant blouses and embroidery create a wearable collection for a casual daytime look.

Etienne Blue mixes unusual colour combinations with hard tones contrasted against soft colours; clashing blues and oranges. Clean denim features throughout with shirts, skirts and dresses teamed with pretty girl frills and lace, for a slight 70’s reference.

Dominated by stripes in all shapes and sizes, Spa Sea veers away from traditional nautical and is fresh and eclectic. With tones of blue and white forming the base colours, pops of yellow and emerald green offer refreshing bursts of brights to the trend steering it away from customary marine shades. Tailored and structured is replaced by a clean, relaxed and calm approach. Fresh candy stripes triumph coming in all shapes and sizes, with silver trims incorporated for added shore side glamour.pink dress with ruffles river island black leather high heeled sandals black and white lace dress spring summer 2016 sunglasses suede sandals glamour daytime outfit for spring 2016 accessories spring 2016 sunglasses for spring summer 2016 lace-up sandals handbags trends 2016 fashion trends 2016 river island pack for a cruise 2016 trendy laggage with floral print summer 2016 bikini with tassels safari trend 2016 biker jacket River Island espadrilles

I hoped you liked my blogpost on River Island Spring Summer 2016 press day. You may also like to read about Oasis Spring Summer 2016 press day, Enjoy!

Never miss a post, follow me on Bloglovin. Just press a + button bellow!


Yuliya at Yukova Blog x | Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook @yukovadesign

Share This Post:


  1. Eline
    December 10, 2015 / 12:43 am

    Amazing fashion!)) Love it)

  2. Pingback: Links a la Mode - Fashion & Beauty Blog | London, UK
  3. Pingback: Yay! We are on Links a la Mode- the Holiday House Visit with Harris Tweed #goSassy! #itsyourburfday! | Sassy Ethnic Bohemian (stylestar at large)
  4. Pingback: 6TH IFB FEATURE | LINKS A LA MODE | Prime Butterfly
  5. Sandra
    February 14, 2016 / 5:39 am

    The collection is wonderful….loving the mix of earth tones and bold colors. Prints will be big this spring/summer season….can’t go wrong with most of the pieces, it’s a win win!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *