Eudon Choi for River Island

Exciting news alert! High street brand River Island will be utilising the skills of fashion pack favourite Eudon Choi for its latest Design Forum collaboration. Launching in September 2013, the 16 piece collection will include leathers, streamlined garments and biker influences, and is inspired by a 90s Peter Linderberg shoot with original supers Naomi, Cindy and Claudia.

I attended the Eudon Choi AW13 catwalk show in Feb & adored the Russian folk references, buttersoft wide leather pants and fab colour combinations. Accompanied by a string quartet – which included a kooky triangular balalaika – the feel was quirky, serene & romantic. With fans including Jessie J, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding, as well as almost every fashion editor of note, Choi is well on his way to success. & if he brings his meticulous tailoring and attention to detail to the high street favourite then we’re all in for a treat.

Back to black

This week’s famous Serpentine Gallery party was a total blackout, with supers Kate, Naomi and Eva all selecting the sombre hue. A far cry from the pretty printed tea-dresses usually associated with a summer party, the catwalk queens instead opted for the flattering seduction of black.

Perhaps the recent spate of bad weather inspired their choices. Or maybe they were channelling a darker, more autumnal mood. Whilst I can’t deny they look divine perhaps a shot of bold colour would have worked better in June – a crisp cobalt or a zesty tangerine. After all, winter is a whole season away. Well, a month at least.

Eva in L’Wren Scott; Kate in Saint Laurent jacket; Naomi in David Koma.