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Pop star Rihanna unveils faux leather collection

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 “This toughness is contrasted by the soft, rippling faux leather and casual tailoring on hoodies and oversized shirts, giving the relaxed Fenty feel – a new-luxury uniform.”

Singer and entrepreneur Rihanna has launched her first faux leather line, under her brand name Fenty.

The line features a range of items including an oversized shirt, hoodie, and corset skirt, all utilising vegan leather, Fenty said in a statement.

To celebrate the launch of the collection, Fenty partnered with London-based artist Rosanna Webster to highlight the garments silhouettes in contrast to its soft texture.

Fenty (@FentyOfficial)said: “Our design team is constantly on the lookout for innovative new materials and ways to create, from traveling to Japan to research the art of denim to sourcing the finest faux leather. Inspired by utility wear and uniforms as proud markers of identity and articulated in the striking silhouettes and block colour palette.

“This toughness is contrasted by the soft, rippling faux leather and casual tailoring on hoodies and oversized shirts, giving the relaxed Fenty feel – a new-luxury uniform.”

More and more fashion brands are looking to produce alternatives to leather to meet strong consumer demand for the material.

Earlier this year, fashion giant H&M (@hm) unveiled a vegan alternative to leather made from the by-products of wine.

It was launched in partnership with Italian technology company Vegea (@vegeacompany) on 26 March as part of H&M’s Conscious Collection. A number of handbags and pairs of shoes will be made from the material.

In a statement, H&M said that discarded grape skins, stalks and seeds are turned into a “beautiful alternative to leather”.

H&M will also be using what it describes as ‘Circulose’ – a natural material produced from recycled textiles. The collection will also contain denim which is made of 100% undyed organic cotton in a fabric that is recyclable.


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