If you're going to trial run River Island's latest Pacha collection where in the world would you go? Ibiza, of course! That's exactly what Grazia Daily did this weekend when we popped over to the sun-drenched Spanish isle with the RI crew (don't be jealous). The Brit highstreet brand is the proud owner of a pop-up shop in Ibiza town so you can bet we were there for a tour faster than you can say sequin hotpants.
The collection has been designed in collaboration with famous nightclub Pacha and is packed with premium beach to bar wear influenced by Ibiza’s fabulous lifestyle. We're talking everything from easy to wear bikinis, beach cover-ups and partywear to have us jet-setting in style.
But don't go thinking this was just one big shopping spree - oh no! There was hard work to be done including test driving our sparkling bikini while reclining on a speed boat and showcasing our minxy playsuit for a dance at the world's most famous nightclub, Pacha.
We also established that the pastel ombre lace kimonos are perfect lounge wear whilst the deco-inspired sequin playsuits add a touch of poolside chic. Meanwhile, the beautiful beaded kaftans, they make very handy cover-ups and the body jewellery got us channelling Rihanna. As for that true Pacha style, look no further than the signature bikinis emblazoned with those iconic cherries. Seriously fabulous.
There's Pacha footwear too, for the first time ever. The range includes a feminine leather scarf tie sandal, a gorgeous beaded and tassel jelly sandal as well as a classic flip flop with neon-beaded trim. Needless to say, they all worked a treat. Who said our job is easy, eh?
The high summer collection is available in selected UK stores, online and the Ibiza pop up shop. The store is open from March – October 2013 and located at Calle de la Cruz N. 23 Ibiza, Spain, 07800 in Ibiza Town.