The term 'trendsetter' is often used, but when it comes to New York cool-kids, Paloma Elsesser and Gia Seo, they’re the real deal. Get to know them and the new River Island collection

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"I express who I am through my style because the first thing you see when you meet someone is what they’re wearing. For me, what I wear has to be a true statement of who I am as a person."

A buyer and stylist, Gia’s super-slick wardrobe makes her one of the best dressed young New Yorkers – but it’s her wit and charm that we love the most. Her cutting-edge style is put to good use with River Island’s SS17 range.

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From the pages of Vogue and beyond, Paloma’s a top model, a bonafide cultural influencer and an important new voice. Her talent for mixing high fashion and streetwear is on full display with her chilled River Island looks.

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Paloma River Island ASOS

"I allow clothes to act as an armour against judgements people have about my body. They show the dynamics of my personality because I blend a lot of masculine and feminine silhouettes and toy around with shapes."