First Look: River Island X Christopher Shannon

Christopher Shannon River Island | Sam Squire UK Male Fashion Blogger

River Island are becoming really well known for their collaborations with talented up and coming designers using their ‘Design Forum’ platform in partnership with the BFC. They have now confirmed that they have picked their AW15 Design Forum designers in the form of Christopher Shannon for menswear and Zoe Jordan repping it for the girls. As I blog mens style, I am going to give you a super cool sneak peek at the Christopher Shannon collection. 

The collection definitely features a heavy 90’s influence - Shannon himself said he wanted the range ‘to feel quite post-party and slightly tough.’ The collection features a whole spectrum of different looks, whilst all maintaining a 90’s vibe. From Joggers to shirts and not forgetting the puffer jacket in between, this bright, autumnal collection is sure to add some serious style to your AW15 wardrobe. 

Christopher Shannon River Island | Sam Squire UK male fashion blogger

Whilst slightly bizarre in places (I’m talking about you, furry bucket hat) every single piece has been meticulously planned and is so on point with current trends. You can have a really nice cubism-inspired tee and pair it with the hiker boots which add a bit of ‘oomph’ to your look.

The collection is available now via this link with a price range of £25-£120. I would personally say my overall favourite piece is the chain sweatshirt - it’s simple yet really cool and I think it’s going to be a great shout on a chilly autumnal day!