Rihanna took London fashion week by storm on Saturday, debuting her collection for UK high street brand River Island at a fashion show/rager at the massive Old Sorting Office on New Oxford street.
In lieu of a typical runway show, the brand and starlet elected to have an industrial-looking stage on which models posed on different platforms. It was more akin to a concert than a fashion show — which was perfect for a collection that was all about Rihanna, the person and style icon, rather than Rihanna the designer.
Indeed, many of the pieces seemed to be inspired right out of Rihanna’s pre-existing wardrobe. Which, of course, is what everyone wanted. From the knitted maxi dress with thigh-high slit, to the fitted shift dresses, and crop top and underwear combo outfits, you’ll certainly need Rihanna-style confidence (and a Rihanna body) to pull it off.
It’s no wonder the collection read so distinctly Rihanna: The starlet was on-hand backstage to help style the collection and give the final okay before the models went on stage. Just watch.
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This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Rihanna Debuts River Island, Her New Clothing Line, at London Fashion Week
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