Monday, 4 March 2013

London Fashion Week A/W '13 : Rihanna for River Island

It's not my usual idea of a good time on a Saturday night but a couple of weekends ago I was sat glued to my computer awaiting the live stream of Rihanna's highly anticipated collaboration with River Island making it's debut at London Fashion Week. Running fashionably late the models walked out to hip hop beats showcasing the collection.

My first thoughts were that you'd need a body like Rihanna to pull off most of the looks, and secondly with all the thigh high splits did she take inspiration from Angelina Jolie's right leg?!

Cropped tops, a hooded jumpsuit and all the leg flashing might work on the catwalk but it all seemed a tad too hard for the average girl to style on the high street. Alongside the monochrome looks there was a palette of summer brights with oranges, reds and yellows featuring heavily amongst the sheer fabrics.

I liked some of her tamer black and white dresses (if only the splits weren't quite so high!) and especially the printed designs with dipped hems but again I just can't see myself wearing them and with it being a collection for the high street it needs to be more accessible in my book! It's unsurprisingly received mixed reviews in the press and although I'm a big Rhi Rhi fan this is one I can't see myself rushing out to buy. 

With her recently announced make up line with MAC it'd seem Rhi Rhi's set for an endorsement takeover. The collection will be available in selected River Island stores and online from tomorrow morning.

What did you think of the collection?
Should Rihanna just stick to making music?!



  1. I agree with you, I can't see myself buying any of this. With splits that high I'd be too scared to wear it in case I flashed something haha xx

  2. I think she should stick to music..!

  3. Great post Caroline. I had a look at the collection this morning on the River Island website and it's ok but not something to go mad about. I felt that she designed the collection for herself than for River Island's customers. I agree the clothes are not accessible. Only a certain few can pull off the look and yes she should stick to music.

  4. I have to say when I watched the collection I wasn't blown away but seeing some of the pieces on the RI website they look better and there might be a couple of pieces I could pull off ;)

  5. Haha, Angie's leg was hilarious. It wouldn't normally be my kind of style but I love the simple black vest dress with the split xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  6. I'm not a massive fan of this collection but I saw some of the pieces in real life and it's not all horrendous but still not all that. I'm just dreading seeing some of the dresses on girls on nights out though, some things only look great on the models xxx


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