Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Rihanna x River Island

It was pretty much what everyone talked about both before and after the show at LFW. Before probably because it was Rihanna’s first and River Islands biggest design collaboration to date and after definitely because people seemed to be very surprised of what we saw on the night. I have to say I was among the surprised, but my grungy, rocky predictions were proven wrong with a very sleek, minimal collection. A range of very versatile pieces stripped back from the unnecessary fuss, and a long list of separates I look forward to wearing this spring.

Congrats on a successful collection to both RiRi and RI - wait what? That can’t be a coincidence!


Valérie said...

I don't really like this collection... I don't know, but nothing seems really "wearable" to me. I wonder why all the models aren't wearing any bras hahaha!

Great post!


Tinacious Me said...

Such a great collection! Although maybe it's not street fashion, I do like the concepts the designer created in this collection!

Camilla said...

I think a few people saw this collection as unwearable, but personally, I thought it was spot on. I think its important to remember that you aren't wearing all the pieces at once, but integrating them into other outfits and that makes it much more wearable.
Go Rihanna!

x Camilla

Laura said...

This collection is amazing


Jet said...

Loving that white dress in the first shot!

leny one said...

nice words) i love the monochrome look

Jessica said...

I was let down by most of this collection, it looked great at the show but after seeing more photos of the items seperate its nothing too special!


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simple sleek!


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Carol said...

hope it will be available online too because there are some must haves for me !



Love the collection!


Naina said...

So, so tempted to wear that net mesh top on the subway, nipples on show, and see what people say.


bloomingtaste said...

I fell totally in love with these simple looks.


Maddy said...

I love her collection, I also think that her pieces would be really wearable when styled with other pieces not from the collection! xxx

Colleen Campbell said...

hhhhm I'm not sure about RiRi;s pieces yet; I have mixed feelings about them but no doubt once I see you donning them on your blog, there will be no mixed feelings at all. I'm guessing I will be at River Island with my credit card!


AVY said...

I just love transparency.



Anna Black said...

I love the third look, the print is gorgeous, wasn't sure what to expect but she did a good job!


Marina Casapu said...

oh but we saw her many times in minimalistic pieces! she loves Calvin Klein!

Peet said...

I like this collection a lot, she's come up with some really cool items. And I like the pics too!;)

Nesrin Bozlak said...

Im very suprised by the collection. I haven't seen everything yet but some pieces are very good.



grandmaeileensvintage said...

This is the first time I've seen some this collection which I was really excited about. Feeling a little disappointed as I probably wouldn't wear most of it - my midriff isn't up to it these days! Thanks for the post - good pics x

Marta said...

I personally don't like her, but there's definitely gonna be something nice and it'll be cheap, so I definitely gotta visit RI!


bon. said...

love the 90's trend and this collection is such a homage to it. definitely looks wearable to me! obviously not how the models are styled but the individual pieces will work with so many differnt styles and outfits.


Annick said...

I actually like what SHE is wearing... Not so much of a fan of the collection, though.

Rhoda Wong said...

great display!


Fernanda said...

i like the minimalism of the clothes!

Christina Chan said...

Was definitely surprised by the collection as well! I've already got a list of which items I'm buying! xxx


maisie andrews said...

Wow i love this collection! Defiantly want to buy some items now that i have seen more pictures.


drop of inkk said...

LOVE this collection!!! xox


Handbags and Purses said...

Some cute looks

Nathan Moy said...

You're so lucky to get to go see this, were you at the box afterparty? I bet it was fun, so sad I missed bad gal ri ri.... but thanks a lot for sharing Sandra. I've just post up my new punk meets high fashion look, I mean other than the creepers which aren't actually punk, I hope the flat metal studs on them is an excuse enough to strut in them. Do tell me what you think and whether I provoked in punk ;)

xx The Provoker

Domenic said...

guh! Such awesomeness.

xx Domenic

Alyx Sara said...

Not sure about it yet. Have to see more!


Domenica Calarco said...

can't wait to get my hands on some of these pieces!



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Mira said...

The collection doesn´t look so bad. Why is the press complaining so much about it and calls it a disaster?



Joanne Christina said...

These are surprisingly the first photos I have seen of this show. Im looking forward to seeing it in store.


Luba Dimitrova said...

I am not very fond of Rhianna´s style , but must say that the collection surprised me !

XX Luba

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Lauren said...

She went out of her zone and took a chance on this more minimal collection! I adore adore adore it!!
-Lauren at adorn la femme

soulofashopper said...

not really my style but quite nice...xo, alma

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Jane said...

Definitely not really my style, but I must admit the collaboration was successful ;-) Great pics!

Eva said...

Great collection, love the dress on the third photo! xx


Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

I read bad reviews online after the show. Then I saw the collection. I personally have no problem with it. I love every piece and consider them all very wearable. River Island deliver to Nigeria. Hopefully they put the collection online so I can grab myself a few pieces. Worth saving up my pay for.

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Denisa said...

I like that collection only some outfits are not for really woring... They was only for fashion show. Have a nice day.


Rosalinda Tjioe said...

OMG this collection is perfect! x


Rachel. said...

I quite like the collection but i doubt I'll be buying anything from it xo


Bonnie,Clyde and Marni..... said...

Love the collection!!

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Ira Kharchenko said...

Awesome pics! Rihanna looks gorgeous:)


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Kacie Cone said...

I love how you can see her in the collection, I hate when a celebrity does a fashion line and it doesn't look like anything they'd wear! These clothes so look like things she'd wear!

Kate Brown said...

Can't wait to see I on the rails :)

Katherine said...

Seems like a crazy successful show, and I love the collection. Sleek and minimal is great.


Maggie Adofo said...

Definitely a great collaboration. The line is very Rihanna-like

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Lubica Tothova said...

Very Rihanna like...


alwaysdevoted said...

idk but i don't see a single piece that is wearable in everyday life among these.


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Very well said...simplistic and minimal!! Loved it <3


Diana said...

Nice show! I really like the white dress in the first picture. It's a good choice for bar/disco outfit (with some underwear of course).

Laura Alksne said...

I was very surprised myself.
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