RIHANNA’S DESIGN GIG: Rihanna will make her design debut in London at a special event on Feb. 16 during London Fashion Week. The collection, created in collaboration with British high-street brand River Island, is made up of clothing and accessories that will go on sale online and in store on March 5.

“Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come true for me,” said the singer. “I have wanted to design my own collection for a long time and to present my collection for River Island alongside all of the other great design talent at LFW is a real privilege. I can’t wait to see the reaction from my fans and the fashion press.”

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“We are [pleased] to present our Rihanna for River Island collection at London Fashion Week,” said River Island chief executive officer Ben Lewis. “This is the perfect platform to showcase Rihanna’s design talent and ambition.”

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