High street giant River Island seems to continuously secure exciting collaborations, and we’re super pumped for the next two they have in the pipeline.
First up, it’s always good to hear about a retailer that’s using its powerful position to help out a charity, so we were really pleased to learn that River Island has decided to support the deserving charity War Child, which aims to protect children from the brutal effects of war.
They are working together to produce a capsule T-shirt line that will be available to buy in stores and online from May onwards. Available in a choice of two colours for children costing £8 and both men and women for £18, it’s an exact replica of the Come Together T-shirt that John Lennon was picture wearing alongside his wife Yoko Ono in 1971.
It’s a great piece for those looking to breathe new life into iconic music memorabilia whilst adhering to the ultimate goal of supporting a great charity.
a model wearing an outfit by British designer Baartmans & Siegel at the Kopenhagen Fur Show during Day 1 of Copenhagen Fashion Week on January 30, 2013; image: Getty
Baartmans & Siegel
Next, it’s a collaboration with the London Collections: Men Dutch British design duo Baartmans & Siegel, the pair who met whilst at Viktor & Rolf. The designers have an indulgent eye for detail, blending classic elegance with modern masculinity.
The Baartmans & Siegel for River Island collaboration will include a fashion film set to premiere next season at June’s London Collections: Men, followed by a 12-piece capsule collection for men as part of River Island’s design forum initiative. It will be available to buy online and in stores in September.
The Baartmans & Siegel collaboration is following in the footsteps of previous success stories such as designer Eudon Choi, so they are definitely in good company. We may not have seen any pictures from the collaboration yet but we do know that we can expect a focus on tailored outerwear such as structured blazers and an oversized parka.