Rising star of street couture, Katie Eary, has become the latest young designer to begin a collaboration with River Island’s Design Forum. Breaking the boundaries between runway and high street, the idea is to promote up-and-coming design talent to the masses at a fraction of the price. The River Island capsule collections are always a lot more purse-friendly, which is perfect for mixing and matching a few designer-feeling pieces rather than just investing in one.
Previous collaborators include Eudon Choi and Joseph Turvey. All these designers have different signatures, but are completely capable of creating a capsule collection that is on-brand with the River Island consumer.
Eary set up her own label after working at Levi's and initially studying at the Royal College of Art. She’s making her high street debut by teaming up with River Island on the 18-piece collection, and is known for her glamorous streetwear signature, which, of course, can also be felt throughout this high street collaboration.
Think vibrant animal prints, a plethora of bleached denim and boho-feeling fringe covering a range of must-have summertime pieces and accessories. Highlights include the Black Fringed Underarm Bag (above left) £120 and the Lizard Print Eyelit Top £45.
The collection is available now at River Island online with prices ranging between £20 and £120.