09:00 Saturday 16 November 2013

Rihanna's final collection for River Island: key pieces

Written bySelina Maycock

Following a successful collaboration with the Spring Summer and Autumn 13 collections, River Island has released the final Rihanna for River Island collection; Winter 13. Rihanna fans can now order pieces from her latest collection or browse them in their local River Island store now.

The 40-piece winter collection consists of glamorous and sexy pieces just right for the party season.

Oversized varsity jackets, matching tartan separates, embellished party dresses, longer lined tuxedo jackets and denim jumpsuits are the key pieces in the range.

Tartans, denim, black and metallic inject the rock and roll edge to the range while the floral and soft fabric like velvets and faux furs present a softer side, the combination of soft and hard has been an underlining theme of the entire collaboration expressing strength and fearlessness.

The Limited Edition collection features black leather skinny trousers, black snakeskin embossed bra top, shorts and skirt, faux fur trucker and Cossack hats. With only 100 pieces of each item made and in line with all previous collections.

Rihanna said: “With River Island, everything was brand new in the beginning. They gave me creative freedom to do whatever I wanted to do. I was inspired by so many things for the Spring/Summer collection and I was really able to get my hands dirty.  I wanted the Autumn/Winter collection to be a continuation of the Spring/ Summer story which is why I incorporated some of the similar ideas using different techniques fitted for those Seasons.”

Ben Lewis River Island Chief Executive said: “We’ve had an amazing year working with Rihanna. She’s been an inspiration for our creative teams to work with and we’ve been constantly impressed by the amount of time and energy she’s invested in the project. Reactions to the collaboration have been very positive from fans around the world and we’re excited to see how they respond to her last collection.”

To find out more and shop from the collection visit www.riverisland.com.

We've picked out a few of the best items from the collection, which you can see in the slideshow below:

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