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.
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.