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Spring 14 collections: Highlights of the high street part four

Our round-up of multiples’ spring 14 offers concludes with some striking footwear and eclectic clothing.

Kurt Geiger women’s

Easy-to-wear styles form the basis of Kurt Geiger’s women’s range, led by sandals, flatforms and cut-out court shoes designed to be worn with fun socks. Colour is prominent, with bold orange, yellow, leopard and python prints for footwear and bold blue for accessories. Metallic highlights are also a key feature, particularly for heels, ranging from kitten to stiletto styles in the signature pencil-thin heel as well as chunkier designs.

Kurt Geiger men’s

Colour is a strong theme for Kurt Geiger’s men’s footwear,
with primary classics such as red, blue and green splashed across plimsolls and leather hi-tops in the casual range. In formal styles, pebble-grain leather Boots and coloured patent-leather sandals offer a fresh take on more traditional styles. Elsewhere, loafers and slip-ons feature in deep shades of burgundy and brown.

New Look women’s

Hitting all the key trends for spring, New Look’s womenswear blends modern textures with vintage silhouettes. Skirts are mid-length,

with lace details and embroidered sheer overlays, and jackets and crop tops come in silky fabrics with beaded trims. Lingerie-inspired dresses, high-waisted acid-wash jeans and cropped sleeveless denim jackets hark back to 1990s grunge, while sporty mesh details round off the theme.

New Look men’s

New Look offers an eclectic menswear range, with a skatewear theme for its casual collection and sharp spring tailoring for its formal styles. Hawaiian prints work across jersey sweaters, shorts and bombers, although the feminine print is offset by chunky black trims. Bleached-out marl hoodies and stonewashed jeans add to the casual aesthetic. Tailoring is fun, with shorts suits in pastels and pin-dotted cotton updating classic single-breasted blazers.

River Islandwomen’s

River Island’s womenswear collection is particularly striking this season, with key pieces standing out due to unexpected elements. A slouchy polo shirt is covered in sequins, for example, while baggy boyfriend jeans are patched with delicate foil. Formal tapered trousers are paired with a matching long-length biker jacket, both in pastel pink, to form a quirky pseudo-suit. As at many other retailers, white also plays a key role this season.

River Island men’s

Matching its womenswear offer (see right) for innovation, spring 14 menswear at River Island is bright and outlandish, with an emphasis on sporty fabrics and shapes. Mesh bombers, colour-blocked windbreakers and cropped macs come in bold prints, including oversized florals, and leopard print, while graphic-print T-shirts and shorts complete the look. Smarter pieces come in blacks and greys, including Prince of Wales check trousers and a neat leather-collar blazer.


  • Emily Norval






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