Rarely a week goes by here at Grazia HQ when we're not coveting at least one item from Rihanna's wardrobe. Last week it was those Giuseppe Zanotti bi-colour heels. Before that, we were eyeing up that slinky forest-green Giorgio Armani gown. And let's not forget when she sported head-to-toe Boy London and caused an explosion of sales at Selfridges. So hoorays and hurrahs can be heard throughout the office today with the news that the Barbadian beauty is planning on releasing her very own range.
Of course, as her sartorial status continues to sky-rocket, it was only a matter of time before the songstress brought her edgy style to the masses. We first had an inkling something was brewing when she released a capsule collection of T-shirts, jeans and undies with Armani back in November. 'After that I’m really pursuing a fashion line of my own,' Rihanna told Ryan Seacrest this weekend. '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.’'
So what can we expect from a Ri-Ri Range? Since going blonde, we've seen an (even) edgier, punkier trendsetter emerge. We're talking baggy boyfriend jeans with printed tees and high top trainers, topped off with lashings of denim, layers of gold jewellery and bandana scarves.
This laid-back aesthetic worked perfectly for the singer's visit to London last month, making us wonder whether a collaboration with a Brit designer might be on the cards. Let's not forget she jetted across the pond to party with Kate Moss and Alexa Chung at Stella McCartney's extravaganza, and she's certainly proved herself to be a fan of our Brit style wares. In the last few weeks, she's rarely been seen without her ‘Fever Torn’ denim jacket by Acne and while in our fair city, she showcased Religion's God Save The Queen T-Shirt, Topshop Unique's pixelated Cleopatra sweater and House of Holland's saucy suspender tights.
Rihanna wears Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci at the Brit Awards
In terms of other designers Rihanna 'respects' and maybe working with, clues point to Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy. At the Brit Awards, she chose one of his couture creations - a crystal embellished taupe gown with a thigh-high split and plunging neckline [above] and her cool girl look would work brilliantly with the French brand. But who can YOU see Ri-Ri working with?
Although there's no news on when the line will be ready for public consumption, you can consider us on the edge of our seats...