Saturday, 16 February 2013

Fashion Week - Day 2 - Rihanna appearing for River Island with her own range

As the second day of the London Fashion Week shows got underway, it is Rihanna who is making headlines - both in the fashion press and the mainstream news - as she prepares to make her LFW debut with her high street collection for River Island. 

We're told that she won't be performing (she wants to be seen as a designer, rather than a singer), but that's not to say the event will be any less attention-grabbing. The show will be followed by a party that is slated to extend late into the evening and, with Rihanna's star-studded friendship group (Kate Moss and Stella McCartney among them), is expected to be a high-profile affair.

Also to look forward to today is Christopher Raeburn, who has effortlessly managed to rejuvenate ethical and sustainable fashion; Julien Macdonald, who makes his return to the schedule following a two-season absence; Clements Ribeiro, the designer duo who have made folkloric elegance their niche; Moschino Cheap & Chic, always one of London's most playful and starry shows; and Issa London, a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge. Expect to see the capital's most stylish young things on the front row at House of Holland tonight; while Thomas Tait and David Koma will attract a discerning crowd this evening.

Tonight Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace and Diane von Furstenberg will come together to judge the International Woolmark Prize - an award previously won by a young Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. The battle of the fashion titans is on.

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