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Rihanna continues to break boundaries. After a year as the first black woman to represent Dior, the singer is marking another milestone as the first ambassador to actually design for the fashion house. She just teamed up with the accessories department to create her own pair of sunglasses. They’re futuristic, metallic and 100 percent RiRi. Read on to find out about the collab, plus more high-fashion news you can’t miss.
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Rihanna’s Dior frames, appropriately called “Rihanna, ” are a thick-frame-meets-aviator style that will be available in six colors for $840, with a 24-karat gold-plated pair retailing for $1, 950 (all available exclusively in Dior stores in June).
WWD reports that Rihanna visited the the design house last year and studied the brand’s vintage frames. She was influenced by a pair from 2000 and credits La Forge from Star Trek as her inspiration for her design. “I’ve always been obsessed with his eyewear, and when I got to Dior and saw all the materials I could play with, it all just came together, ” she told WWD.
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In other exciting fashion collaboration news, Parisian designer, Kenzo, is the latest brand to partner with H&M. Though, you’ll have to sit tight the women’s, men’s and accessory items won’t hit stores and H&M’s website until November 3. And if the teaser is anything to go by, the collection may include a lot of futuristic rain forest prints.
In a statement Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon said, “With this collaboration with H&M we want to think big, push the boundaries and bring the new energy of Kenzo to everyone around the world.”
And finally, Alexander Wang is joining the new wave of runway by switching the resort collections to a buy-it-now approach — but with a twist. The 2017 resort collection will still be presented in June, but all reviews and images will be held until clothing hits shelves in November.
Wang tells WWD, “This shortened timeline between seeing the collection and it being available in stores creates a sense of immediacy and generates excitement at the retail level.”