Rihanna designs UK high street frocks (seriously)
Rihanna's high street fashion line—kind of a contradiction in terms, don't you think? She's hardly known for her classy couture. In fact, she's hardly known for wearing any kind of clothes. But there you have it: she wants girls everywhere to dress like her and look like her.
She's already teamed up with Italian luxury label Armani for a limited edition line of clothing and lingerie. Now, she's set to target the high street scene by teaming up with UK store River Island. While details are scarce, she has announced that her capsule collection will launch at the high street retailer for Spring 2013.
"I've been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me," she said in a release.
"I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I'm looking forward to working with them and creating something really special."
Like other UK high street retailers such as Topshop and Miss Selfridge, River Island—which ships internationally—is known for its affordable, catwalk-inspired statement pieces which are strong on embellishments and prints.
Rihanna, meanwhile, is known for her edgy red carpet looks and daring on-stage attire. "I've always loved fashion. Fashion has shaped me into the artiste I am today," she recently explained in a video to promote her upcoming UK TV show Styled To Rock.
Set to premiere this month on UK screens, the reality show tracks unknown designers as they compete for the chance to dress her at London's Wireless music festival. Meanwhile, check out RiRi's iconic—or maybe ironic—sense of style and fashion in her performance pictures below.
Published: 13th August 2012