By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Rihanna is still reigning as one of today’s biggest pop stars. Despite how huge her music career has been for the last few years, the singer’s personal life continues to make headlines as she is back dating Chris Brown, the singer that assaulted her in 2009 on the night of the Grammys. Chris and Rihanna’s rekindled romance hasn’t been without its share of controversy, as Chris has been spotted on numerous occasions spending time with his up and coming model ex girlfriend Karrueche Tran, much to Rihanna’s disgust. Although Karrueche might finally be out the picture, it’s clear that she still has a business relationship at least with Chris as the singer did make her the creative director of his fashion line The Kill.
Well it looks like Karrueche won’t be the only one of Chris’ lady loves to dabble into fashion. Rihanna, who has always expressed a desire to have her own fashion line, has partnered with River Island to release her own collection. The pop star beauty debuted the collection, Rihanna for River Island Collection, at London Fashion Week. The line debuted with many looks and styles; but all of the pieces resembled garments that Rihanna would most likely wear herself.
Rihanna presented the collection at the beginning of the fashion show and says:
“Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come true for me. I have wanted to design my own collection for a long time and to present my collection for River Island alongside all of the other great design talent at LFW is a real privilege. I can’t wait to see the reaction from my fans and the fashion press!”
Unfortunately for Rihanna, some folks in the fashion press are slamming the collection. There’s even rumors floating around that she did not have a role in the design process of the clothes. And some people who were in attendance for the show are furious that the singer arrived to the show reportedly 50 minutes late.
But not all the reviews were bad. Notable fashion magazine Elle gave the singer a glowing review and said she “did not disappoint.”
Regardless, Rihanna has still managed to add another accomplishment to her lengthy resume, so we would think she isn’t too concerned that not everyone was impressed with the collection. Not to mention, River Island is said to be interested in working with her again.
The spring garments will be available on the River Island website, and in select River Island stores on March 5; while the summer pieces will be available in May.
Check out the Rihanna for River Island collection below:
The clothes aren’t my style but good for her.
The clothes do look like outfits we’ve seen Rihanna wear before. They got her style down to the T.
They really did.
Of course she didn’t design the clothes! Most celebs don’t. It’s not easy to come up with the concept of clothes. Congrats to her anyway. I don’t think the collection is bad at all.
Rihanna probably didn’t design the clothes, but she most likely approved the looks and gave her feedback. I don’t think the collection is half bad.
Meh, not my style. I can’t get into the baseball hat and skirt thing either. She looked gorgeous though.
I’m not really impressed. Now had this been based off Rihanna’s style back in her Good Girl Gone Bad Days, I would have been stoked! I loved her look back then. I’m not really into her current style.
I don’t like her current style either. I like her in more feminine looks. She more tomboy chic now.
I like it. The dresses at the end were fab. #shrugs
Meh. Not the worst, but not the best either. I too prefer her style in the Umbrella era.
Not feeling it!!!
These pieces look like a trashy take on Aaliyah’s style. The only chick I think that pulls off the sexy tomboy look now is Teyana Taylor. That bish is fly as hell.
Me no likey…
I actually love it!!!!!!!!
It’s ok. I didn’t really see anything I would wear though.
It’s nice to see her making headlines for something positive, good job Rih…but the line isn’t that great, if they decide to work with her again they should design clothes they expect people to actually wear, not just look at.