Rihanna Announces A Spring 2013 Collaboration With River Island

Like all good celebrities, Rihanna is slated to add “fashion designer” to the “pop star”, “actress” and “fragrance entrepreneur” slashes already on her business card… again. (Remember that Armani capsule she did?)  The singer recently announced an up-n-coming collaboration with Brit retailer River Island and, naturally, had some nice things to say about the prospect, telling Vogue UK, “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.”  To which River Island responded, “As soon as we started to work together we knew this was a perfect fit.”  You know… all the appropriate niceties.

Rihanna’s obsession with British fashion isn’t exactly a secret — she recently finished producing and starring in a fashion reality television show called, Styled to Rock, in which designers are scouted to dress performers with the big reveal being the outfit Rihanna donned at last week’s Wireless Fest in London.  We won’t post the pix so as not to spoil the fun… but if you really must see the winning get-up, click here.

So while critics are wondering why the singer continues to dip her toes in the pool, instead of diving full-in with her own line (She previously told Ryan Seacrest, “I’m really pursuing a fashion line of my own. I want to design.”), I guess we can just be happy it’s happening at all.  Look for this latest Rihanna-meets-fashion collaboration to hit stores in spring 2013.


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