Rihanna is pouring her creative energy into something more than just her singing career and her new acting gig in BattleshipÂ—and that crazy Twitter love-triangle-like showdown with ex Chris Brown and his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. The "We Found Love" singer has apparently found inspiration in playing fashion designer and is working up her own line, as she reminded reporters at the recent Met Ball at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (while showing off her strong stylista streak in a rather amazing alligator skin gown by Tom Ford!). But, in the meantime, she's also collaborating with Armani for a second capsule collection.
She's definitely demonstrating that she has more "important" things to focus on than silly high-school drama with Brown and TranÂ—and perhaps is reveling in that realization.
There is no denying that Rihanna has a fierce point of viewÂ—from her sexy music to her provocative Twitter posts to her seductive ensembles that certainly leave little to the imagination. So it really comes as no surprise that she's channeling some of that, not only into her own mystery line, but also into another collection for Armani. Unlike some celeb fashion collaborations that may have been a faux pas (i.e., Sarah Jessica Parker with Halston and Lindsay Lohan with Emanuel Ungaro), RiRi seems to have hit a successful stride with the storied fashion house.
Some sneak peek sketches of RiRi's looks for Armani, which actually won't be in stores until next April (talk about a waiting game!), were recently released and they are pretty hot, albeit more covered up than some of the entertainer's standard exits. As Billboard notes, the capsule collection is "edgy and urban, yet dripping with glamour." Yes, indeed! From denim to jumpsuits, skinny jeans to motorcycle jackets, these pieces are fly and will no doubt fly off the racks.
That aside, there's no doubt that Rihanna is holding back some of her creative prowess for her own line, which will probably be even more edgyÂ—and skin-baring. RiRi has long proved she's an adherent to the statement, "if you've got it, flaunt it." Now it looks as if she'll be able to act on that philosophy via her own design notebook.