Parka's, bright florals and tribal prints, scuba dresses and lace... there surely was enough to see at the River Island spring/summer 2012 presentation in London. We got to speak with head of design Farida, who started folding clothes at the stores as a teenager and since then worked her way up to the top. My favorites seen here are the matching pencil skirt and bustier, the army green parka and uhm... that insanely delicious raspberry champagne ;)
01. Flying home 02. In the bag 03. Hamp's boogie woogie 04. Loose wig 05. The major and the minor 06. The lamplighter 07. Punch and Judy 08. Blow top blues 09. Hey! Ba-ba-be-bop 10. Rockin' in rhythm 11. Cobb's idea 12. Air mail special
Waking up to e-mails with the headline 'Marni is the new guest designer for H&M'. Now that's a nice way to start your day. First thing I thought was: wow, is Versace even out of stores yet? And the second thing was: Please, please, please do shoes! I've admired Marni's sophisticated and signature prints and phenomenal shoes (their cut out wedge caused me to spent hours on eBay and Yoox).
According to H&M, the collection is inspired on classic Marni pieces, like their 7/8th pants, pleated dresses and jacquard knits. All executed in tribal meets Bauhaus prints. I'm curious how this collection will play out and we'll be able to see it 'live' in stores on March 8th. For now: this video gives a good impression. Are you excited or not?