For spring/summer 2013 pop superstar Rihanna is launching her second collection with highstreet favourite River Island. Now RiRi fans can pick up some summer style courtesy of Rihanna with plenty of different styles to choose from there is something for everyone’s taste. The last collection she created with River Island was a huge success and sold out quickly, hopefully this collection will follow suit.
Talking about her latest fabulous collection she said:
“I just wanted stuff that I wanted to wear because at the end of the day that’s what got me into designing – seeing things on the rack that were great, but that could have been a little more me. Maybe they could have been a little longer or shorter, or have a little more sex appeal or a little less. I wanted to make clothes for fat days; stuff that I want to wear. I was being selfish. Hopefully, my friends and people who shop at River Island will have the same taste.”
If you watch the video below, you can hear what she was trying to create with this collection and her inspiration.
Some pieces from the collection.
Men’s catwalk fashions have evolved over the decades from fussy to contemporary. Colourful, practical clothing juxtaposed with classic tailoring and interesting textures was highlighted on the spring/summer 2013 runway at London Collections: Men.
HRH The Prince of Wales opened the newly introduced London Collections: Men and acknowledged the UK’s skilled craft of fashion. He also took the opportunity to promote his Campaign for Wool. This three-day event featured over 50 shows complete with designer installations, parties and formal dinners.
Amongst the many designers participating were Paul Bernstock and Thelma Speirs, with millinery as their specialty, and Matthew Millar, an innovative young menswear architect with his own label, who challenges the fashion industry with an engineering approach to his digital print. He achieves this whilst simultaneously conforming to traditional tailoring. Hannah Martin, another Central St Martins graduate, describes her signature look for men’s apparel as having “sculptural elegance and masculine detailing.”
The colours blue and yellow seem set to herald in the new seasons and appear in all hues. For more conservative gents, the message is not to panic. These tones can be introduced in various subtle ways rather than a full-on display. Yellow pocket squares and ankle socks can lift an outfit and keep the wearer on trend. Jonathan Saunders’ menswear offers a range of superb knitwear that partners perfectly with expertly tailored navy jackets. Floral-print trousers were showcased along with American sportswear of a Lurex knit construction. On a contradictory note, Savile Row suits were worn with polo shirts and T-shirts. Christopher Shannon’s range of accessories included the introduction of satchels and backpacks with fringed detail that are suitable for carrying anything from a skateboard to a laptop.
The British Fashion Council announced that the London Collections: Men would return to centre stage early in 2013, as a result of the success this year.Read More
It is not set in stone, but it has certainly been rumoured that Karl Lagerfeld has offered to give Keira Knightley one of the best wedding presents that anyone could ask for, a personally designed wedding gown.
Although a Chanel spokeswoman declined to comment on the rumours, the realisation of this hearsay actually materialising would not be unlikely, due to the pair’s past relationship. The 27 year-old Keira Knightley is after all the face of the label’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, and has been one of Karl Lagerfeld’s favourite muses since 2006.
Knightley first announced her engagement to the talented musician James Righton in May 2012, and although the pair has yet to officially set a date for the big day, there have been plenty of rumours suggesting they will tie the knot during spring 2013.
We do not know many details about the big event yet, but we do know that Keira has asked fellow Vogue cover girl Alexa Chung and sister-in-law Kerry Nixon to be her bridesmaids on her special day.Read More
Committed drinkers of Diet Coke may notice a change in the appearance of their cans soon as the brand has appointed an infamous fashion director, famous for tailoring and designing a cone bra, to design the cans.
Swapping the haute couture that has made him so famous to bring new energy and creativity into the brand, Jean Paul Gautier will be helping with advertising campaigns, designing bottles and cans for Diet Coke.
The designer, who is self-taught and never received any formal training, made a name for himself with his uniquely tailored designs and an extra special design for pop sensation Madonna, the cone bra, and has also worked with her to design her wardrobe for subsequent tours.
Gaultier has kicked off his new partnership with the drinks label, which employs more than 3,500 people across the globe, by helping produce and starring in a series of short promotional videos to promote the brand. He will star in three upcoming short films to promote Diet Coke and have input into further advertising campaigns and online projects. Followers were given a hint at his new project when he handed out coke cans at one of his latest shows.
He is not the first designer to form an alliance with Diet Coke, which is known for joining with heavyweights from the fashion world to bring something new to customers. Former designers who have collaborated with Diet Coke include Karl Lagerfeld and Matthew Williamson.
Gaultier is famous for his unique and decadent approach, being one of the few designers to initially use men and women with fuller figures to model his collections. He has previously worked for Pierre Cardin and his talents extend beyond his designing, having previously presented Eurotrash and produced his own dance remix. As well as Madonna, other famous figures to have worn his designs include Kylie and Marilyn Manson.
Everybody wants to look perfect on the big day. A woman’s wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience that will be cherished forever, so nothing short of the best will suffice. If you are planning to marry in 2012 and want to stay on trend, then read on to discover the latest wedding fashions and ideas for this year.
Beautiful and delicate embellishments in all shapes and sizes are a definite trend for 2012 weddings. Inspired by Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress and designed by Sarah Burton, embellishments in the form of beaded bodices, precious stones and net are all signs of a fashionable gown.
Simple and vintage style silks are what the 2012 wedding dresses are all about, with designers such as Valentino drawing inspiration from former eras and adding modern day glamour.
Kate Moss embodied the boho bride look during her celebrity wedding last year, she looked elegant and chic, fashioning a dress by designer John Galliano. Loose fitting dresses, layers and a simple headscarf will all bring the boho vibe to any wedding look.Read More
This winter, novelty jumpers have been making an appearance everywhere we turn. As winter ends, do not expect these novelty knits to disappear. Although we all want to put our winter woollies to the back of the wardrobe, and say goodbye to them for yet another year in the anticipation of fresh spring days and warm summer evenings, Britain’s weather is just not that generous, and a jumper is a vital piece that plays its role all year around.
The designers have been keeping this in mind when putting together their spring/summer collections, and a statement knit has been worked in to cater for this British style dilemma. Who said a novelty jumper was only for Christmas anyway?
Matt Damon, Justin Bieber and Ferne Cotton are just a handful of the celebrities that have been keen to display their knits this winter. From animal prints, chunky designs, and even pom-poms, there is no limit to these novelty jumpers.
Some online companies will take specific orders and create you your own 100% unique and individually designed knit, which could be a great addition to your wardrobe this season and next.Read More