River Island

River Island

River Island is a high street fashion brand that is based in London, UK; founded by Bernard Lewis and his three brothers in 1948. River Island now sells menswear, womenswear, children’s clothing, footwear and accessories. It has also expanded to limited-time collaboration collections with the likes of Rihanna.

1993

River Island opens its first shop in the Republic of Ireland

1988

Concept Man and Chelsea Girl merged and River Island was formed

1982

Launches Concept Man stores and menswear lines

Late 1970s

Bernard and brother David from the Lewis Trust Group after two brothers leave the family business. David started running other businesses, investments and property, while Bernard ran the retail operations.

1965

Lewis Separates was renamed Chelsea Girl, and became the first UK fashion boutique chain

1948

Founded by Bernard Lewis and his three brothers as Lewis Separates
River Island Partners With Innovative Designer Ashish for Its Latest Design Forum
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River Island Partners With Innovative Designer Ashish for Its Latest Design Forum

Look for the 15-piece collab to drop this September.

River Island & Matthew Miller Offer a Modern Take on Military Apparel
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River Island & Matthew Miller Offer a Modern Take on Military Apparel

The latest Design Forum collaboration.

River Island Taps Tourne De Transmission for Its Latest Design Forum
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River Island Taps Tourne De Transmission for Its Latest Design Forum

Eastern-infused design philosophy comes to the London label’s Design Forum.

Baartmans & Siegel x River Island Fall/Winter 2014 Capsule Collection
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Baartmans & Siegel x River Island Fall/Winter 2014 Capsule Collection

Creative duo Baartmans & Siegel and River Island team up on a capsule collection for the

RI Cycle by River Island 2014 Spring/Summer Collection
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RI Cycle by River Island 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

British street-ready label River Island looks to 2014 spring/summer to debut its new capsule line

Joseph Turvey x River Island 2014 Spring/Summer Lookbook
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Joseph Turvey x River Island 2014 Spring/Summer Lookbook

River Island’s Design Forum series gives fledging young designers the opportunity to create a

T Lipop x River Island Design Forum Collection
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T Lipop x River Island Design Forum Collection

T Lipop and River Island recently collaborated on a short film in celebration of River Island

Tim Robot Showcases His Skating and Illustration Skills in River Island Masterclass Video
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Tim Robot Showcases His Skating and Illustration Skills in River Island Masterclass Video

As a part of their ongoing Masterclass series, which has previously included the likes of

River Island 2013 Holiday Lookbook
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River Island 2013 Holiday Lookbook

Once again fusing the aesthetics of high-end streetwear and luxury menswear, British clothier River

River Island Design Forum Short Film by Tom Lipop
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River Island Design Forum Short Film by Tom Lipop

River Island’s Design Forum introduces its first ever menswear collection in this short film made
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