River Island Autumn/Winter 2014

River Island has rolled out images from its latest lookbook, less than a month after FashionBeans reported exclusively from behind the scenes.

Displaying what the high street store calls its “greatest menswear collection to date”, AW14 sees a focus on fabrications, with luxe cloths aimed at repositioning the brand.

FashionBeans spoke to Michael Dale, Senior Press Officer for River Island menswear, who said: “Styling wise we’ve ousted overly styled looks for a pared down aesthetic focusing on chic hero pieces… the attention to detail and luxe fabrications are astounding for the price.”

Among the key themes, Generation X looks to 1990s grunge music movements for inspiration. Skinny jeans in light washes have been paired with plaid shirts and shearling jackets as a reference to Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain.

At the other end, the Blinders theme channels Chicago during the prohibition era. The hero piece, a camel overcoat, has been styled with a separate belt and worn with a chunky knit roll neck and fedora.

Transitional items from the AW14 collection, including t-shirts and shirts, will arrive in stores and online at RiverIsland.com from August 2014. Dale confirmed full outerwear is to follow in October.

Prices will start at around £20 for t-shirts, with heavier pieces from £80.

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River Island Menswear AW14 Lookbook

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14

River Island Menswear AW14