Rihanna for River Island Launches at Opening Ceremony

U.S singer Rihanna performs on stage at the Radio One Hackney Music Festival in Hackney marshes, east London, Sunday June 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Last night, Opening Ceremony held an in-store launch party and exhibition at their New York flagship store to celebrate the global launch of the Rihanna for River Island. The 3- week exhibition, called “RIHtrospective: Seven Rihanna Fashion Moments is a hand-picked collection of Rihanna and Opening Ceremony’s seven favorite outfits worn by the star on the red carpet and stage appearances.

The Spring/Summer 2013 collection was designed by the pop icon in collaboration with the UK high-street retailer River Island, and will only be available at River Island stores in the UK and Opening Ceremony stores in the US, Japan and online. The collection includes basics like a Knot Front Camisole, a Varsity Jacket with Leather Sleeves, 90s-inspired black leather backpacks and caps, and the already infamous Double-layered Jeans that Rihanna herself chose to wear to the launch party when the collection was presented at London Fashion Week.

-images courtesy of BFA and Shannon Davenport

Veronica So


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