FIRST PHOTOS: The Complete Rihanna x River Island Collection

February 19, 2013 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | beauty
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Last week we told you about the 90s grunge-meets-hip-hop trend for Fall 2013, and described it as if Aliyah and Kurt Cobain had a love child. Well, Rihanna is about as close to that love child as we’re ever going to get — so it was no surprise that her Fall 2013 collaboration with River Island nailed the look completely. With bra tops, patchwork denim, overalls, mini backpacks and more, the line delivers on the season’s most pervasive trend – which most are describing as the style that emerged when hip hop was introduced to the mainstream during the 1990s. Until that point, Kurt Cobain’s grunge had ruled the decade. The resulting mash-up is equal parts Doc Martens (as modeled in the lookbook above!) and crop tops.

Overalls – a look both grunge and hip hop shared – is also found here, which should come as no surprise since RiRi has rocked that look on several occasions (also look out for a high slit maxi skirt that is so her style, too). There’s even a pair of patchwork jeans made to look saggy jeans (you know, the kind that fall halfway down your ass). Click through the slideshow above to see the line, which starts at $27 and hits in September, now.

For more collaborations news, shop J.W. Anderson x Topshop, Melissa Joy Manning x Lucky Brand jewelry and Kirna Zabete x Nine West.

[Grazia Daily]


Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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