Fashion Rider Round-Up, 20th July 2012 Published on Friday, 20 July 2012 15:56
Rihanna teams with River Island
River Island have announced that Rihanna will release a capsule collection in early 2013. Rihanna has said she can’t wait to work with a “family-run business” and that River Island “loves to have fun with clothes” is a reason for her wanting to work with them. River Island have also said they are “thrilled” to be working with Rihanna.
Madonna’s brother launches his first footwear line.
Madonna’s younger brother is set to launch his own fashion line. Christoher Ciccone’s debut footwear line will be featured during London Fashion Week this September. His first store is said to be opening in early Winter this year.
Christian Louboutin announces men’s boutique.
The man famous for his red-soled shoes has confirmed that his first London store for men will open this November and offer the biggest variety of men’s Louboutin shoes and bags in the UK. The store will be located at 35 Dover Street, near the Dover Street Market.
Study by Compeed finds British women wear highest heels in Europe.
A few weeks ago we told you that British women have been found to be ‘handbag crazy’ (6th July) and now it seems we’re high heel crazy too. Compeed, who manufacture such night-out saviours as blister patches, have found in a study that we Brits wear the highest heels in Europe! They have found the average heel height being 3.3 inches and the women who wear the highest are on average in the North East with 3.5 inch heels. We can definitely vouch for us Brits wearing the highest heels – here at Fashion Rider HQ some of our highest heels come in at a whopping 4.5 inches!
Original ‘Sugababes’ line-up reunite.
It has been announced that the three original members of the Sugababes will reform and release an album of new material, however they will not perform under the Sugababes name. Instead Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy will perform under the name Mutya, Keisha, Siobhan. It seems that for legal reasons the girls cannot perfom under the name of the group they were originally part of, because the Sugababes are still going with the members who replaced them, Heidi Range, Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen.
Two Door Cinema Club release new single for free.
The band have allowed their new single ‘Sleep Alone’, the first off their second album, to be downloaded for free off their official website for 24 hours. The single will be released officially for paid download on 21st July. We’ve had our free download at Fashion Rider, we love it and can’t wait to hear the rest of their album which is set for a September release.
H&M announce Lana Del Rey as their new face.
Lana is set to star in H&M’s autumn adverts and Christmas campaigns. H&M PR have said that “The theme of the campaign is a modern and feminine woman” and we think Lana is perfect for the job.