The 24-year old entertainer has made no secret of her desire to enter the fashion industry. Armani was her first foray into design and now River Island. In a released statement the ‘Where Have You Been’ singer stated,
“I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me,” added Rihanna. ” I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.”
River Island CEO Ben Lewis said, “”Rihanna is a style icon; from street to chic she enjoys her fashion. As soon as we started to work together we knew this was a perfect fit. Rihanna will be designing the collection and we will be sharing our fashion experience with her to develop a range her fans will love.”
Rumors of the collaboration began in late February when RiRi tweeted a photo from River Island’s London’s headquarters – see it below. With a confirmation from both sides Rihanna’s fans can expect to wait another 9 months before dressing like the rude girl!