G4L IN FASHION FORM! – I cannot stress this enough — my BFF and I refer ourselves to #G4L – yes, hashtag it! Ever since we had a playback of her album during a drive home from an amazing GNO — Rihanna’s “G4L” song was on repeat. Instantly, we were hooked to the lyrics of the song and that night we birthed our friendship bond as “Gangstas/Girls 4 LIFE”. Now that I’ve bored you with my personal experience with the saying, you can now get an idea as to why I am so intrigued by Rihanna’s upcomning River Island collection. Every piece speaks to me, more than ever before!

The new collection is available starting September 12th, consisting of the sportier elements of the collection and an upcoming winter collection to follow. Both release will be sold in selected River Island stores globally and online and also sold exclusively in the United States and Japan at Opening Ceremony.

The 80-piece collection incorporates a mix of urban sports luxe with sophisticated chic, with a strong emphasis on clean yet glamorous dressing and a nod to streamlined sportswear. Metallic, tartan, camouflage, floral, stripes, denim leathers and other high shine fabrics like vinyl and wet look are used cohesively. Soft jersey maxi’s, leather bra tops, bomber jackets, camouflage over the knee boots, mesh dresses, beanies, cropped hoodies and underwear with a carefully put together colour palette balance the contrast of hard and soft in the range.