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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Rihanna creating ‘fun’ RI line

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Rihanna's co-designer Adam Selman says the star's Fall/Winter 14 line has a real "concept" behind it.

The Barbadian singer has collaborated with British high street store River Island on a clothing line and is gearing up to show her Fall/Winter 14 collection.

It's her second for the brand and her co-designer Adam Selman has revealed what fans can expect from the upcoming pieces.

"We had a lot more fun this time round," he smiled to vogue.co.uk.

"The first collection was a lot purer, about finding pieces that Rihanna felt were missing from her closet. There is a real concept to this one. I can't give too much away, but we travel so much and experience so much of the world.

"We're very lucky to do so and that definitely inspired us. The idea of sports uniforms and masculine vs feminine is something we evolved from last season too. There was a lot of pressure with our debut - this felt more relaxed."

Rihanna is known for being outspoken and is no different when it comes to her designs.

She's always in contact with Adam and they bounce ideas off one another.

"She has a very strong point of view and is very precise - I think I'll keep those sketches she gave me forever," he laughed.

"There's a lot of back and forth between us, but we're very simpatico with one another - we vibe."

The 25-year-old showed her debut collection with Adam at London Fashion Week in February.

It's not yet known if the next will also hit the UK catwalk, but the pair loved their first experience.

"We were both so honoured - it was mind-blowing," he marvelled.

"I don't think it sunk in until afterwards. The energy backstage and from the crowds out front was incredible. When we were waiting to take our bow she started jumping up and down and screaming. I was more stunned - it's a yin and yang thing."

Rihanna is known for her love of having a good time and is constantly spotted out on the town in fabulous ensembles.

She used her passion for partying to influence her latest collection.

"She loves going out, that's her thing. She really wanted to create dresses that girls want to party in around the Christmas season. The fit and silhouette is very important to her. She knows what she's talking about," Adam said.

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