Rihanna designs her second collection for Emporio Armani
It seems that every singer has a designer inside of them just itching to get out these days, doesn't it? We've drooled over successful ventures (Victoria Beckham) reserved our opinions over the not so well received (Kanye West) and now we're bracing ourselves for Rihanna's second attempt at a creative outlet outside of the pop world. The singer, who previously designed a modestly sized capsule collection for Emporio Armani, is moving onto her second collection with the Italian brand, whom she has modelled for on numerous campaigns. Rihanna's first pieces were fairly successful, and it's nice to see that Emporio are sticking by the 24-year-old in her foray into the fashion world.
In true Rihanna style, the garments have a grungy influence, with tartan turn ups and distressed denim. The shapes are similar to her last collection and should therefore sell just as well - the slouchy t-shirts will certainly fly out when they eventually hit stores. According to Fashionista, underwear will be a comfortable affair made from stretch cotton and ranging from a vest and shorts set to some glittery push-up bras.
As well as her recent acting stint in Battleship (which she received positive reviews for) Rihanna told Ryan Seacrest that after this collaboration with Armani, she'd like to pursue a fashion line of her own. The 'Rude Boy' singer sounded confident and as she admitted, "I want to design. This is also a road that I want to earn it. So I'm working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say 'Buy it, because it's mine.'"
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