Singer Rihanna’s collection for River Island is one of the most anticipated collections of the year. Most of the hype of course has to do with her worldwide success with hits such as Take a Bow, Umbrella and most recently the ballad Stay and the legion of fans she has gained through her stellar career. The fact that her pieces are based on her own style, a style which her fans have been dreaming of coveting, makes them even more appealing to their target market. However the pieces in this collection are impressive items with or without the celebrity name and will appeal to her fans but also many other people.
The singer who also was a judge on Styled to Rock alongside fellow singer Nicola Roberts and Manchester designer Henry Holland showed her style credentials with a pair of black stiletto sandals which are sleek and simple. For an edgier take on footwear she created black lace up ankle boots. These boots give off a fierce attitude and would be perfect paired with black tights and blue denim shorts.
Floral is also a feature in her collection in the form of a pair of black floral print trousers and a black sheer floral print blouse which would go perfectly together. If one is more daring they might chose to wear the black floral print crop top with the trousers or if the customer is really brave they may wear the crop top with the black floral print sheer shorts in the collection. This is a fantastic feature of Rihanna’s collection. She has created numerous pieces which go together such a pink striped blouse in linen which is sleeveless with a pink striped wide leg pair of trousers.
There is a splash of colour and energy included in the form of many pieces including a stunning red dip hem culotte dress which is striking and really a piece to invest in. There is also a pair of pink knicker shorts which are certainly also for the brave amongst us. A green t-shirt which has a knot front and is tie dye is a unique piece with an eye-catching design. But this is not the only green tie dye piece in the collection. She has created a crop top and high waisted shorts in a similar design.
Denim is also a huge feature of the collection. Denim is of course a huge feature in Rihanna’s own style and here she does her own take on denim with a mid wash denim jacket which is oversized and a white pair of shorts with a blue denim jacket tied around the shorts. These pieces give a cool and casual feel to the collection.
In terms of accessories, a black leather hat with gem stones encrusted on the front is a stand out piece which mixes luxurious glamour with an urban feel. This is the overall theme of Rihanna’s collection. There is urban pieces such as the lace up ankle boots and luxurious pieces like the red dip hem culotte dress. This is why her collection is so fantastic. There is something for everyone while the hat helps one to incorporate a piece of both themes in one item into one’s style. What more could one want?