As we reported, the singer has been in London over the past few weeks shooting a ten-part series with Sky Living HD called Styled to Rock. The show, which is set to premiere next month, sees contestants compete to be in the running to design the outfit that the 24 year-old will wear at the Wireless Festival.
Aside from Rihanna's own stylist, the judging panel, which also includes Nicola Roberts and Henry Holland, failed to excite me. That said, I've been told by good authority that the show should be pretty good and based on the trailer, it's not looking too bad.
She has attended New York, Paris and Milan fashion week but now, Rihanna is reportedly making her London Fashion Week debut. Although the reports haven't been confirmed, I wouldn't dismiss it completely. After all, the singer will be in London next week to perform at the BRIT Awards and as we reported, she is currently working on a reality TV show in the UK so it does makes sense.
This week it was confirmed that Henry Holland will join Nicola Roberts to co-host the show so people are already expecting the singer to turn up at the House of Holland show on Saturday or the Stella McCartney presentation and Burberry.
I'm a big fan of Jessie J and not just because of her undeniable music abilities. Like other female artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, fashion is extrinsically linked to everything she does so it's hardly surprising that she's been chosen to front Henry Holland's Pretty Polly collection.
While I'm not always a fan of the designer's RTW collections, his hosiery collections are always spot on and the partnership makes sense. Rather than just going down the usual endorsement route matching a celebrity that has no baring on the subject matter, here the collaboration really works, as the singer is known for sporting statement patterned tights. "She’s got awesome style, but her attitude as well as her persona make a terrific choice for our collection," David Hinchliffe, Pretty Polly's brand director, said. "The campaign is all about how our tights make a girl feel, it’s about empowering a girl when she’s wearing our products and recognizing the effect she will have on the people around her."
Elle are a luck bunch aren't they? Last year they bagged Henry Holland to co-host their annual Style Awards and today the magazine announced that they've secured Alexa Chung again to join editor Lorraine Candy to host the event on Monday.
We couldn't think of a better candidate. After all, Chung does epitomise the ELLE girl. "It’s exciting to have Alexa back to present the ELLE Style Awards for the third time," Lorraine Candy explained. "She’s such a true ELLE girl, the woman everyone wants to be, and ever since we were the first fashion magazine to put her on the cover, in October 2008, we’ve enjoyed working with her – with two bestselling covers as a result. Her innate sense of style is an inspiration to our readers and young women internationally, which makes her the perfect choice to introduce the winners at the year’s most stylish awards ceremony."
Chung revealed that she's pleased to be back hosting the annual event. "It's an honour to have been asked once again to host the Elle Style Awards," she said. "It's a daunting prospect but will I'm sure be an incredibly fun way to celebrate Valentines day”
Last night was pretty heavy going as it saw Diesel presenting a fashion film with Another magazine to launch Sophia Kokosalaki's new collection of Diesel Black Gold, and I also attended Henry Holland's afterparty in London's Brick Lane. That said, I was up and early this morning to make sure that I attended the Charlie Le Mindu show. "How does he make any money," I overhead a guest saying while we waited for the show to start. The problem here is, they're missing the point. One should never expect to see anything remoteley wearable at the designer's show. It's all about ideas and pushing the boundaries of what you can do with hair.
This season was as out-there as you would expect. The show was opened with a model in a leotard that didn't leave much for the imagination, carrying flash lights in her hands and one was turned into a headwear. Leotards featured throughout with Le Mindu introducing provocative strapless styles as the show went on in leopard print and eventually sending models down the runway in the nude, sporting nothing more that dramatic big black and pink wigs.The piece that had everyone talking was a flamingo style dress with a pronounced bit at the back imitating the animals body.
The latest capsule collection to hit luxury store Browns has been designed by the one and only, Henry Holland. Based on his latest catwalk collection, the clothes for this line can only be described as urban and edgy. "The pieces are in line with the rest of our Autumn/Winter collection using the same fabrics, colours and prints just with a slight twist on the base shapes," said the designer.
Expect hoodies, body con maxi dresses and slouch vests, the essence of his House of Holland style. But what makes the garments really stand out is the attention-grabbing acronym boldly printed, well, let's face it, it wouldn't be Henry Holland without this.
"The collaboration came about after a conversation with Jemma Dyas, the then buyer of Browns Focus and we just decided to give a twist to our Autumn/Winter acronym pieces by applying them to some different shapes," Holland stated "We wanted to keep the casual element and just make something a little personal for the Browns Focus customer."
If like us you couldn't get enough of Henry Holland's Fall collection for hosiery specialist Pretty Polly, then you're in luck. The young British designer - who shot to fame with his witty slogan tees - took inspiration from the current trend for lace for his Spring Summer range, which is set to sell out as quick as you can say Wanna Party?
Following on from his quirky A/W collection, Holland has designed lace panelled tights, footless lace tights, contrast house print tights and a lace bodysuit, available in pink, lilac, black and nude and starting from just £12. The range, which was spotted on the catwalk of SS10 London Fashion Week is bound to be a hit - Agyness and Pixie have already been spotted sporting the lace line, so we wonder which pair Fearne Cotton will be favouring come this Summer...