River Island have opted for unashamedly strong Christopher Kane and Versace influences this season, with silk regal prints and citrus crotched suits. The ranges particularly pay homage to H&M's recent collaboration with Donatella, and Kane's much praised 'Princess Margaret on acid' collection.
The big talking points however, are the heavily embellished bralets and skirts available in black and white (see left). The studded display was said to be the most photographed of the press day and the pencil skirt has already been announced as 'a key piece' by industry based magazine Drapers.
With the post-Christmas sales still heavily underway, most of the garments have not yet made their way into River Island stores. I'd recommend keeping a keen eye out for them while you're knee deep in discounts this January.