SS12 Press Day: Round Up – River Island and Mango

At the end of 2011 I went to a lot of spring/summer press days, most of which I still haven’t blogged about *I know bad blogger*, so I thought the best thing to do was a round-up of my favourite pieces to give you an idea what’s going to be hitting the shops when spring finally arrives. First round up is River Island and Mango.

River Island:

Last season River Island was one of my favourite press days and once again it didn’t disappoint – I loved its use of prints, colours and textures. Taking a lot of influences from the catwalk there was a nod to Holly Fulton’s graphic prints, a knitted fringed dress inspired by Mark Fast, and a gorgeous  studded embellished two-piece that had a hint of Versace about it.

What stood out the most for this contemporary collection had to be the accessories, always a place to pick up a quality bag this season’s line is so strong. I love the neon flashes on the shoulder bags, the tribal embellishments and the gorgeous over-sized clutches.

Oh and the denim – those leopard print ones looks amazing!!!


I have to admit Mango isn’t a shop that I stop by regularly, which is crazy when I look back at the snaps I took at the spring/summer press day as all the clothes looks amazing – full of sleek tailoring, contrasting colours, 60s influencing on the dresses, and some of the best pastel and sorbet tones on the high street.

I loved the use of light fabrics in gorgeous candy colours, top of my wish list has to be this light pink collarless blazer – how cute will that look paired with jeans and a simply white tee.

I was also really impressed with the accessories there were some gorgeous jewellery pieces but the bags were exquisite, my favourites being the mock-croc shoulder bags and the tribal-influenced tote.

For more of my SS12 pictures head on over to my Facebook page where I have posted a lot more.

  • Adaisychaindream

    I’ve just bought the most gorgeous basic jumper from Mango, which has made me reconsider it as a place to shop in future!