River Island launch New League collection

This spring, there’s a new trend on the scoreboard and we can’t get enough! A little bit preppy, a little bit posh with 80s undertones and a whole lot of sass, New League has all bases covered.

Classic with a twist, the New League trend takes timeless references and makes them feel right now. Statement prints are the star players, set against nostalgic silhouettes and very modern styling. For women, it’s Lady Diana Spencer’s fresh-faced aristocracy with a dose of Cara Delevingne’s rebel chic. For men, it’s neatly tailored, taking a fresh stance on heritage and adding in some winning sports references. From Alice bands to fancy crests and the most enviable athleisure ‘school runs’ in history, we’re feeling that old London look. Expect well-mannered nods to the OG Sloane uniform, but with unexpected prints and fresh styling that puts this trend in a ‘New League’ of its own. Spring 2019 takes the trophy for maximum statement prints; there are no rules, but it’s a more-is-more strategy. For New League, the iconic scarf print inspires deconstructed and amplified repeats, think chain motifs, filigree and lots of gold highlights. We’re also feeling the love for a sportier, graphic aesthetic – enter the link heart print that comes in womenswear and mini-me styles. It’s not the devil in the detail it’s your inner style icon. The code here is effortlessly pulled together, with nothing looking too considered. The nonchalant addition of a silk scarf will add instant polish to simple day looks and classic gold chains are always a strong finish.

For men, clean layering is key along with quietly luxe details, like embroidered crests and emblems. Love the look? Watch the film and meet the basketball players that we enlisted to showcase it….

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