After years of being dubbed a fashion icon, a famed Bajan songstress is finally releasing her very own line of clothing. Rihanna, 24, is working with River Island clothing company to design her debut collection. And although it’s not due in storesuntl 2013, Rihanna’s already talking about her forthcoming apparel line. “I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time,” said Rihanna in a statement. “River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with, and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.”
Before announcing her plans to release a line for the clothing company, Rihanna was the face of Emporio Armani jeans and intimate apparel. The songstress starred in a series of photo shoots and commercials for the brand and was later accused of using a body double.
In addition to her clothing line, Rihanna is said to be co-hosting “Styled to Rock,” a fashion reality television show that will air on Britain’s Sky Living. On the program, Rihanna will mentor 12 unknown British fashion designers as they design clothing for every aspect of a pop star’s life; the stage, the red carpet and photo shoots.
In addition to Rihanna, at least three other celebs are said to be delving into fashion in the forthcoming months. Click ‘continue’ to see who they are below. -danielle canada