On Saturday night I noticed Twitter was filled with people posting about Rihanna for River Island and the fashion show being shown live from London Fashion Week. I have to admit, I'm not a slave to fashion and London Fahion Week hasn't got me as excited as it has some bloggers (hence why I'm a beauty blogger and not a fashion blogger). Of course, I have some interest in fashion but it isn't my main interest in life. There has been such a buzz about London Fashion Week and I have to admit that yes it does look amazing but I'm not desperate to go.
I heard about the Rihanna for River Island clothing line a while ago and instantly thought to myself *dear god, it's going to be awful*. Don't get me wrong, I like Rihanna's music; I just don't particularly like her as a person. I don't intent to sound as though I am hating on her but I just don't like the personality of Rihanna. I think that her whole 'thug life' attitude is setting a bad example for the younger girls and boys who look up to her as their idol. I did in fact follow her on Instagram for a week or two but I couldn't stand the half naked and drugged up pictures that she posted so I simply had to unfollow.
It's safe to say that when I found out about her clothing collection I expected very little of it - little fabric! I expected it to be very skimpy, barely there, completely Rihanna's style and completely not to my taste what so ever ... I was, as I predicted, correct and disliked the collection.
It's pretty evident that I am not a fashion blogger (because I have never done a fashion blog post before) so this feature might do down well or it may go down like a lead balloon with my readers. However, as soon as I discovered that the fashion show was being streamed live I wanted to watch to see if my predictions were correct about the collection. I also thought it might be worth giving the show a little watch because I might actually have been surprised and unexpectedly love the collection ... I didn't, I was correct all along.
The Rihanna for River Island fashion show was streamed live from London Fashion Week over the River Island Facebook page and therefore it was free to watch. It was scheduled to start at 8:30pm and didn't actually start until 9:45pm. The fashion show was supposedly running 'fashionably late' but actually it was just running damn late and taking the utter mick. To me fashionably late is around 30 minutes; not the length of time we waited.
When the show started it was very .... trashy? The collection was full of thigh high slits, cropped tops, short dresses and was very Rihanna. There were also nipples galore and to be honest it was really off putting. The who whole collection had a very 90's feel about it and as you can probably guess I just didn't like it one little bit.
I know that some people out there will love this collection but it really isn't to my taste what so ever. The collection was exactly what I expected it to be and I just hated it. I did think that Rihanna would have catered for her younger fans and also for those of all different shapes and sizes; but with this collection it seems as though you need to be no bigger than a size 10! I know for a fact that I would not feel comfortable wearing some of these items of clothing and I sincerely hope that younger girls don't take inspiration from this collection.
I'd love to know what you thought of the Rihanna for River Island collection. Did you like it or are you not a fan? Were you like me and expected the collection to be like it is?