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.
Not only does Coachella kick of the festival season, it’s also the best place to pick up the biggest summer trends, so if you’re looking for summer style inspiration check out Official Missguided Beginning of Summer Lookbook! It was inspired by the brands sponsorship presence at the Coachella festival this year.
Their SS13 Campaign ‘She’s so California’ is perfect for summer inspiration. Many looks were taken from Coachella festival with hedonistic styles, relaxed LA looks and a mixture of grunge all rolled into one.
Oversized tees, studs and wedge trainers add a nice hint of grunge. This rock n roll look is perfect for those rock heavy festivals and if you like an edge to your look.
Two trends in one, slogan tees and cropped tops, get your toned stomachs out for this sexy summer look.
Big 90′s style trends denim dungarees, slogan tees and cut out dresses. Popular festival style can be easily adapted for everyday wear.
California Girl and her All American look carefree attitude and effortlessly cool style.
The geometric patterns introduced in clothes by Louis Vuitton and Prada are the highlights of this trend. The use of high belted overcoats, long sleeves, mid calf hemlines and patterned suits is prominent. Contrast collars and large embellishments are also part of this trend.
The androgynous theme will be a strong fashion trend. The style elements include slouchy trousers, button down shirts, men’s style coats, blazers and overcoats. Velvet is a key fabric. The styles were seen in clothes by Paul Smith and Sacai.
The clothes by British designers are inspired by the animal print. Mixing and matching different prints are the common element in this trend. Burberry have given these traditional elements a sophisticated, modern look.
Each year brings new fashion trends with fresh and lingering styles. Based on the patterns, designs, cuts and colours in recent fashion runways, Fashion Snoops, an online forecasting service predicts five style trends for Autumn/Winter 2013-2014.
The top theme reference for the Autumn/Winter season is Dark Romance. Style elements include high necklines and capes with transparent maxi silhouettes. The colours are based on jewels tones and a moody palette, and materials such as lace, sheer, and luxe velvet are used. Clothes by Gucci, Givenchy and Bottega Veneta incorporated these styles.
This trend is an expression of the Renaissance. Needlework in the form of baroque motifs, gold embroidery and stained glass patterns are the key elements. These are paired with quilted leather jackets and velvet pants. The Balmain and Carven clothes range showcased this style best.
In the 90s, mothers were ridiculed by daughters for looking so staid in their neat pencil skirts; now, daughters everywhere are raiding the wardrobes of mothers for them. Coupled with dainty floral patterns, ladylike is back. It has been picked up by the highstreet so you can get feminine styles from Miso at Republic, plenty of girlie dresses and skirts in soft fabrics.
With spring in sight, prints and applique in delightfully feminine colours are competing with the bolder looks that have been dominating headlines over recent months. They are also scoring points in the battle of the fashion public’s favourite trends. Whilst not everyone can imagine themselves in some of these ingenious metallic creations, the pretty designs and pristine tailoring shown at fashion weeks across Europe are easy to relate to.
These designs are by no means dull though – far from it. Rather, the intrigue is in the exquisite detail within the garments and in the way in which they inspire a sense of romance and femininity in those who wear them. Following on from the success of period dramas in television and film, they pay homage to times when women were encouraged to exude femininity and this continues to resonate today. Having a successful career and multi-tasking throughout the day as par for the course does not mean that today’s women have shed the desire to feel attractive.
What this trend has achieved is to highlight the aspects of those classic clothes that became so iconic through modern heroines like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, and make them both practical and accessible for today’s diverse women. If a little bit of floral print and an awful lot of tailoring can have such a profound impact upon feeling, then spring cannot come too soon.
Leggings have risen from humble beginnings, first appearing in the 1980s as an accompaniment to the cut off sweaters and leg warmers worn by the kids in Fame. After a brief respite, as we went back to classic men’s Levi jeans, meggings made a storming comeback and are now legitimately considered a staple in every girl’s capsule wardrobe. What’s more, they gave way to jeggings and womankind delighted in wearing what looked like skinny jeans without the risk of wrinkly knees; not to mention last year when leggings got in on the festive action and up and down the country, the legs of teenage girls were clad in après-ski prints.
Leggings in all their styles, lengths and fabrics have always been the domain of women, that is, until now. Already the gentlemen of New York City are showing off their finely-sculpted calves in an unexpected trend; ‘meggings’ (male-leggings), it seems, are here to stay. Until this winter, men in tights have been confined to the ballet rehearsal room but just as the boys claimed skinny jeans for their own, so too – as said skinny jeans get skinnier and skinnier – have they moved into leggings territory.
American designers have begun to cater for the growing meggings market and the trend is filtering into high street stores in New York and London. Girls have been aware of the comfort and versatility of the humble legging for decades and now boys too can enjoy the benefits. However, they will have to learn, as all ladies have, that not everyone can pull it off!