The 1970s are strong in River Island’s menswear collection, with plenty of suede and shearling on retro-style outerwear, chunky roll-neck knitwear and wide pleat-front trousers.
Sportswear looks continue into the new season but are updated in a clean and minimal way. Tech fabrics add interest to simple shapes such as overshirts and sweatshirts. Standout pieces include a foamy neoprene-like update of a denim jacket and a sleek collared PU jacket.
There is also a directional blurring of smart and casual, merging suit fabrics with relaxed and sporty shapes. For example, a formal wool pinstripe fabric is used on a casual cropped bomber jacket, while jogger trousers are neatened up in wool.