River Island Christmas Press Event


First of all thanks to Alison from the River Island PR team for the invite to this fashion press event. I greatly appreciate!

River Island. 2 words that need no introduction to any fashion conscious male and females reading this. Theres no doubting River Island are at the pinnacle of Mens Fashion. The FC Barcelona of the high street! A success story! I was fortunate to receive an invite to the River Island #rixmas16 event at their flagship Grafton Street store in Dublin. There were some deliciously stylish pieces on show. Pieces I will probably end up owning!

I was warmly greeted on my arrival with some Christmas canapés and cocktails – always a good start! Are you feeling festive? Its only 108 days away!

Let the Fashion Show Commence!

Avid readers of Fashionable Frank will know I’ve a (small) obsession with Blazers! Well, River Island won’t be helping me to conquer my demons this Autumn/Winter with these beautiful pieces! I want them all! On the left is a funky take on the humble black blazer…..with a studded collar! – How cool is this? Top Right we have a floral print blazer. Again – very funky high fashion stuff here. This may not appeal to everyones taste but I think the imagination and execution deserve plaudits! Bottom Right we have some “new smart” blazers and suit jackets. Sizzling style so far!

Camo! (as previously stated in my HOW TO WEAR…CAMO blog post), print is on everything this season! This suit looks incredible! I love it. The camo print is subtle so any fashion conscious guys who wear suits to the office keep an eye out for this one! Or just wear for the Party Season!

Fashionable Franks attempt at being artistic! Do you like it?

Theres something for the budding baby fashionistas too. This is such a cool outfit! All these pieces will be touching down in store from October so keep your eyes peeled!

I had to snap some of the current stock. Theres some great inspiration here I think. On the Left is a great street style look! With neutrals set to dominate this season the art of contrasting ones outfit could be extinct. Whoever styled this is an artist! Guys, this is how to execute the colour pop! On the Right is a great example of dressed down dapper. As its A/W accessories are key to adding character and interest to your outfits.

Below, this mannequin looks incredible! Dusty pink in the neutrals colour palette is perfectly executed here. If you are struggling with how to wear neutrals then take note of this outfit!


I was invited to a River Island Press Event so I made an effort and dressed head to to in River Island clothing! No bullet points today chaps! ALWAYS buy the waistcoat if available – ALWAYS!

As part of the event I received the River Island Christmas 2016 look book. I’ve screenshot some of my favourite looks from it! Have a look!

On the Left is a great sportswear/street style look. The Bomber on the Right is wicked. I love the contrast zip and pockets!

Remember guys ACCESSORIZE! ACCESSORIZE! ACCESSORIZE!  I’m a big fan of the steel bracelet or “mangle” and the ring. Really funky accessories. I don’t usually wear rings however I intend to buy this one!

The Camo Suit – I shall try to resist investing in this!

On the Left the Bomber Jacket trend show no signs of slowing down and with pieces like this one its unlikely to unfashionable any time soon! Channel your inner jock guys! Throwing a home run?! :-p On the Right is another great look from the “new smart” trend. The Party Season is gonna be one to remember with outfits like this!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post! Its going to be a “stylish smart” A/W for Fashionable Frank!

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