Hip-hop music playing in the background, sassy models strutting in tight-fitting bright coloured clothes on the tiered runway – this was how R&B singer Rihanna presented her first-ever catwalk on day two of London Fashion Week.
Echoing her trademark boldness, Riri’s maiden collection titled Rihanna for River Island featured a range of grungy looks for autumn/winter 2013. Designed in collaboration with the British high-street retailer River Island, the line included navel-exposing crop tops, neon toned satin outfits, sheer monochrome dresses, basic jerseys and slashed denims.
British heritage luxury fashion house DAKS featured a luxe collection replete with its signature impeccable tailoring. Accentuated with forest floral prints, camel accents and country checks, the chic line included crisp white shirts, pleated skirts, pant suits, v-necked vests, flannel trousers, biker jackets and angularly cut backless floor-length gowns in rich shades of red mohair, navy blue, timeless black and olive and pea green.
London’s designer trio Sid Bryan, Joe Bates and Cozette McCreery, who co-own Sister by Sibling clothing label, celebrated the feminine sensuality of late British television presenter and writer Paula Yates through their latest knitwear based collection which featured jumper dresses, coats, hats and frilly skirts adorned with roses, leopard jacquards, cape backs and bat wings.
Italian fashion design house Moschino showcased a monochrome based collection with sudden splashes of candy and magenta pinks. The graffiti-scrawled leopard print range featured an interesting variety of shirts, pants, super-short dresses, peplum skirts and feather jackets.