Last night, I decided to watch the catwalk show of Rihanna's collection for River Island online and I can tell you the wait was LONG!
The pre-amble started at 8.30 with the show starting at 9. However, the clips of Rihanna discussing her line repeated for nearly a whole hour, along with some shots of people walking in! - running very fashionably late!
Audience shots out the way, when the show did start, I genuinely loved the pieces. Rihanna had said that she designed clothes that she would wear and you could definitely see RiRi wearing anything from the line. The collection mainly consisted simple shapes but were made edgy with high slit skirts and sheer fabric.
There were lots of washed denim looks and monochrome, as well as floral prints in citrus colours or creams. I wasn't too keen on some of the fishnet looks, but my favourite overall was a deep navy hooded shirt, worn with matching trousers. It was a loose fit like many of the pieces and had a sporty element. I thought it would be such a nice thing to wear with skinny jeans or a leather skirt, adding something different to an outfit, compared to a usual shirt.
The staging was also interesting; different to a usual catwalk. There were three 'boxes' which the models posed in, then moving to the next. I thought this was a great idea as it meant you could see the outfits more times than just the once. Overall, I can't wait for the clothes to be sold in RI, as there are some really nice pieces, just have to wait to the 5th of March!
Did you see the show? Tell me what you thought.