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Katie Eary For River Island: Why You Should Stand Behind Her Next Collection

Katie Eary For River Island: Why You Should Stand Behind Her Next Collection

December 10, 2013 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-Ellis

River Island are known for collaborating with many fashion designers and celebrities – including Eudon Choi and Rihanna – and now Katie Eary is to join the high street chain with her 18-piece collection!

So if you’re thinking, ‘what makes her designs different to what River Island has seen before?’ then we’re here to shed some more light on the situation. Katie Eary is known for her glamorous streetwear designs and she thrives on producing a great balance between Vogue and Vice. “Street couture is at the core of all my pieces,” said Katie and because of this, she loves to bring nothing but versatility to all her designs.

From graduating from The Royal College of Art, to working at Levi’s and later on creating her own company, Katie is ready to conquer her challenge on the pieces for River Island. She has had the pleasure of working with like-minded creative people, such as Kanye West and her inspirations include Hunter S Thompson’s Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas literary project. So, with that story in mind, what can we expect from Katie?

“In my story it wasn’t Johnny Depp on a crazy hallucinatory journey through the desert,” she said. “Instead it was my muse – the strong woman. I then went on to design looks for her while she was on this journey. It all became very tribal dipped in gold.”

Expressing yourself through your clothes is always a great way to get your character and personality across to others without having to say a single word and with this range, it will be no different. Katie continued to say: “River Island connects to the cool type of women which suits my project; all those independent, sexy, powerful women who frequent River Island. Naturally I thought that we were a perfect match.”

And there you have it, the reason you should stand behind Katie’s next collection. Expect to see lots of animal prints, maxi dresses, thigh split skirts, dipped hem t-shirts, sassy blouses and more ranging from £15 to £120. We’re on her side. Are you?

Image Source: Vogue