There's been quite a build up surrounding the Rihanna for River Island collection and I must admit, I was particularly keen to see what the pop diva would pull out of the bag when it came to getting her design on.
I have to say, I've got mixed feelings about the collection. I'm very much an embellishment kind of girl and this collection is quite (dare I say it) plain. In true Rihanna style there's a lot of skin revealed through various thigh high slits and cut outs in the fabric, some of the clothing is completely impractical - I wouldn't just go out in a bra like top (unless maybe I was going to the gym). Plus our truly British weather simply wouldn't allow for it without catching pneumonia!
On the other hand, there is something quite interesting about the collection as it's different, it represents her style and the minimalist designs make you really focus on the shape of the garment as oppose to if there were prints featured on it. It's not the usual type of clothing I'd be drawn to as it's quite edgy however for her first stab at designing, I don't think Rihanna has done too badly.
What are your thoughts on the Rihanna for River Island collection?
The new collection launches in selected stores and online on 5th March 2013