Backstage with Rihanna Before Her First Fashion Show

Rihanna took London fashion week by storm on Saturday, debuting her collection for UK high street brand River Island at a fashion show slash rager at the massive Old Sorting Office on New Oxford street.
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Rihanna took London fashion week by storm on Saturday, debuting her collection for UK high street brand River Island at a fashion show slash rager at the massive Old Sorting Office on New Oxford street.
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Rihanna took London fashion week by storm on Saturday, debuting her collection for UK high street brand River Island at a fashion show slash rager at the massive Old Sorting Office on New Oxford street.

In lieu of a typical runway show, the brand and starlet elected to have an industrial-looking stage on which models posed on different platforms. It was more akin to a concert than a fashion show--which was perfect for a collection that was all about Rihanna, the person and style icon, rather than Rihanna the designer.

A look from Rihanna's River Island collection. (Getty)

A look from Rihanna's River Island collection. (Getty)

Indeed, many of the pieces seemed to be inspired right out of Rihanna's pre-existing wardrobe. Which, of course, is what everyone wanted. From the knitted maxi dress with thigh-high slit, to the fitted shift dresses, and crop top and underwear combo outfits, you'll certainly need Rihanna-style confidence (and a Rihanna body) to pull it off.

It's no wonder the collection read so distinctly Rihanna: The starlet was on-hand backstage to help style the collection and give the final okay before the models went on stage. Just watch: