River Island Design Forum: Katie Eary

Katie Eary who has famously worked with Kanye West on his previous collections has been chosen as the newest collaborator to work with the UK's high end street brand, River Island for their Design Forum Spring/Summer collection. I'm not usually a fan of animal print but the pattern seems to work in this particular collection, mixed with bright, bold colours for its fashion pieces, swimwear and accessories.

River Island x Katie Eary

UK high street brand River Island have recently announced their newest collaboration, teaming up with a designer, who is best know for her bold menswear designs and her work with the one and only Yeezus aka Mr Kanye West.

Her name is Katie Eary – and judging by her latest collection, she is one designer every fashion-loving student should be taking notes from.

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The 18 piece collection for the Spring/Summer season of 2014 comprises of bold vivacious prints, sheer fluid fabrics, sexy swimwear in bright pops of colours and must-have accessories. I’ve never been one to pull off some bold pieces like these before but maybe a piece of two here and there to mix and match would be a nice addition to my wardrobe.

The accompanying fashion film is directed by Kinga Burza, and was inspired by the dreamy photography of Rinko Kawauchi and Harley Weir, which follows the relationship between an Artist and their muse.

Fittingly, Eary hooked up with close friend Kanye West for the soundtrack; as we hear his track, ‘Blood on the Leaves’ from his recent album Yeezus.

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“The collection has been designed with strong, confident girls in mind, that dress for themselves and want to stand out from the crowd. Animal prints in energetic colour ways are found on flowing maxi dresses and skirts with seductive thigh high slits, sexy swimwear, bleached denim shorts, dip hem T’s and billowing sleeved blouses. Accessories complete the collection, with heavily fringed suede bags, gold feather hooped earrings and a statement choker.

“Katie says of the collaboration ‘River island connects to the cool type of women which suits my project. All those independent, sexy, powerful women who frequent River Island, so naturally I thought we were a perfect match’.”

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Shop the entire collection now.