River Island will be launching on Monday a capsule collection in collaboration with British fashion designer William Tempest. To be honest with you, it was the first time I heard of him, so I did a little research.
This is what I found out:
He is 26 years old, he studied at London College of Fashion, and before he set up his own label in 2010, he worked for Giles Deacon and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Also British celebrities like Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Lily Allen, Alexa Chung and Emma Watson love his design. That's quite a head start!
The collection he designed for River Island is inspired by "ancient Egyptian mythology, 1920's and the work of artist M.C. Escher" and it contains 13 pieces, including a "sequinned chiffon shirt dress, an art deco plunge back column dress and laser cut heels".
The movie promoting the collection was directed by Ryan Hope and it's an incredible one-shot, with no cuts. I assure you, it's worth sparing 12 minutes of your precious time!
River Island William Tempest Fashion Film. from Ryan Hope on Vimeo.