Rihanna at the launch of her River Island collection in London.
Amidst all of the excitement, the runway show and the campaign and all of that, we kind of forgot that the day was fast approaching that we would actually be able to BUY Rihanna’s River Island collection for ourselves very soon. The collection is available in the US via Opening Ceremony today, but it also had its launch in the UK last night. Rihanna was in attendance at the London opening, rocking, of course, some choice cuts from her own collection. One of the most showstopping (and for some, eyebrow raising) pieces from the collection are the double denim overalls, which break down your traditional Osh Kosh classics to include crop top and a pair of jeans with a double waistband. Don’t get what the heck we’re saying, well Ri wore the non-traditional togs to her store opening last night, and we have to say she looks killer in them. Conjuring up some serious Aaliyah vibes, that’s for sure. Rihanna styled the jeans not with the matching crop top but with a relaxed, cropped white tea and perfect dark purple lipstick. We’re loving how her super glam, long hair adds some elegance to the otherwise street wear-leaning look.
While we’ll be going deeper into our fave looks from the collection, and giving you a special interview with Rihanna’s co-designer Adam Selman tomorrow, we love to see the pieces from the collection on the creator herself. However, did you know she was also wearing some of her own pieces in her Elle UK cover shoot? Yep, you can own her high side-zip skirt and black and white striped bustier top for yourself. The things we learn!
What do you think of Rihanna’s River Island launch look?