Rihanna’s River Island Fashion Line Is Getting A Merciless Thumbs Down

February 18, 2013  |  

The singer at the Rihanna for River Island show. Rex Features via AP Images

We heard earlier today about Rihanna’s run-in with a crazed fan after a night out at London hot spot The Box, in which the singer was celebrating London Fashion Week. Rihanna wasn’t just trying to party in honor of the fashion shows. She was actually a participant. We reported last month that her line, in partnership with UK brand River Island, would be making its debut during London Fashion Week.

Well, a review is in and it’s not pretty.

Tom Sykes, writing for The Daily Beast, called it a “horror show.”

“The clothes were hideous and without an ounce of panache or style between them,” writes Sykes. So how do you really feel? Sheesh.

Sykes’ criticism also extends to the lack of fabric involved in the clothing, with lots of exposed belly buttons and high slits, saying that if a guy walked up to a woman in a bar wearing one of these outfits, he could be “fair[ly] confident” that he’d “be getting lucky.”

“The only lingering uncertainty in your mind would be whether or not she would take a credit card,” he added, in case you didn’t get the picture.

Sykes is just as — if not a little more — upset that the organizers of London Fashion Week included Rihanna, saying the shows should be reserved for designers with more fashion skill and training.

The line will be available online and in stores starting March 5. People magazine gives us a few photos and, hmm, yeah, we probably wouldn’t wear these outfits to dinner with the parents. But do you think it’s as bad as Sykes reports?

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