Rihanna. Beautiful, talented, and now with her own clothing line...??
Let’s be honest, Rihanna is known to be the girl every guy dreams about and every girl wants to be (and probably dreams about too). And when it comes to style, she definitely has her own and it rounds up her image of the hot wild child. Who else can bring fanny packs and slinky dresses back if not Rihanna? But looking at her collection Rihanna for River Island -- a British street fashion brand that operates worldwide -- I’m wondering if the trashy 90’s look can work for the masses.
For three months everyone wanted a peek at the pop star’s collection. After showing her collection at London Fashion Week February 16th, Riri’s designs were slammed by the critics all week: People Magazine called it “rough”, Cosmopolitan “interesting” and most fashion critics called it plain ugly if not horrific (check out the Daily Beast’s critic).
Yes, the clothes look a little cheap and are definitely not made for
everyone (what’s up with the mesh crop tank paired with a mesh pencil skirt?) but overall, it’s clear that Rihanna put a lot of her style in this collection: high rise shorts,
combat boots, monochromatic simple yet sexy dresses , see-through tube tops, crotch-high boots...
Overall, it's an on-trend 90's collection with simple designs, and I think a lot of individual items could easily be inserted in most fashionistas wardrobe (I mean, I could use a long straight skirt with a slit up to my crotch...). But pulling the Riri look from head to toe may make you look like a hooker, so choose wisely.
The collection will be available in stores and online starting March 5th. You can check out the full spring collection here.
Photo credits: Campaign images from Riverisland.com; buzzfeed.com