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Rihanna Unveils Rocking Fashion Collection
Rihanna has turned from singer to designer, unveiling her first clothing collection at London Fashion Week.
The pop star has joined the likes of Victoria Beckham and Madonna in creating her own fashion line and was in the UK for its debut.
Hip-hop music, smoke machines and champagne greeted guests at the launch of Rihanna for River Island on Saturday night.
The clothes echoed the singer's own style, featuring bra tops, dresses slashed to the thigh, tummy-baring tank tops and thigh-high boots.
Many had a simple, monochrome look - in off-reds, yellow, navy, black and other colours and materials included satin, jersey and denim.
Rihanna also tried her hand at a few elegant, semi-sheer dresses that were predominantly black with white floral patterns.
The singer, from Barbados, appeared unusually shy but happy when she appeared on the catwalk at the end of the show.
Her collection will be sold at River Island stores from next month.
Brazilian-born Daniela Issa Helayel (better known as Issa), John Rocha, Julien Macdonald also took centre stage on the second day of fashion week.
The five-day spectacle continues on Sunday with shows by Vivienne Westwood, Temperley London, L'Wren Scott and others.
Victoria Beckham, meanwhile, joined fellow fashion heavyweights Donatella Versace and Diane Von Furstenberg to judge the £67,000 International Woolmark Prize.
Six finalists from around the world competed for the opportunity to have their clothes sold in shops such as Harvey Nichols in London and Bergdorf Goodman in New York.
The eventual winner was Christian Wijnants from Belgium.