In last week’s fashion news I read that the “Ever Chic” and beautiful songstress Rihanna will be launching her own clothing line in Spring 2013. Rihanna’s clothing line will be the result of a collaboration with the UK based, family run store River Island. River Island is well known for their edgy styles so this combo should produce some fabulous clothing!
It seems to be a growing trend for singers and actors to expand their brand by creating either a clothing, perfume or makeup line. But is any of it any good? There are definitely some success stories like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham and now Kanye West. But how much is too much? At times, at least to me, it feels like celebrity overkill. We already see and hear them on TV and the radio….do we need to wear them too?
Although I do like the idea of a celebrity expanding their brand, I’m also a little conflicted by the fact that these people are NOT designers and are therefore, not actually creating these designs their names are so beautifully embroidered on. The intricacy, skill and creativity that go into creating a garment is not, in my opinion, something that a person simply putting their name on it can ever appreciate. I enjoy fashion immensely so if a collection is good, then it’s good. But it seems a little unfair that someone else gets the credit for what wasn’t created by them.
I would love to know what you guys think, please leave your comments.
Until next time!