Helena Stocks,

Editor (Fashion)


There was great excitement when fashion icon and musical superstar Rihanna revealed her first collection for River Island and it seems there is high expectations for her second collection too. It is an Autumn/Winter range and is expected to arrive in stores in September and November.

Rihanna’s co-designer Adam Selman has spoken out about the range saying, “The way I approach winter style is to layer up summer clothes and Rihanna does the same… “But there are coats and sweatshirts – those pieces were key. It’s a little more refined.” This time there is less suspense of what the collection is actually like because pictures have been provided of every item, however this is sure to excite fans of her style and clothes even more.

Rihanna is continuing with the sports luxe theme, encouraging casual dress aswell as elegant evening wear, however it is definite that the collection has an edge like the singer herself. The collection includes everything, from statement shoes and comfortable underwear to bomber jackets and dresses. Rihanna likes to be daring with her outfits and mix things up, she is renowned for dressing down dresses with trainers or casual jackets, or dressing up jeans and sporty wear with heels and stilettos.

There are a lot of army styled prints, from dresses to leathery hot pants in khaki greens which we can predict to be very popular. There are a lot of leather and wet look trousers and skirts, which have been popular in a lot of collections during the winter seasons for the past few years and it seems they look to be back again. The collection really does seem like it will have something for everyone and one could imagine Rihanna styling every single piece effortlessly; the collection will more than likely sell out quickly, so keep an eye out in September and ensure you don’t miss out!

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