Rihanna for River Island! New!

Hold up! Renegade pop star and fashion's fiercest woman, Rihanna, is set to launch an exclusive fashion collection with River Island in spring 2013.

"I've been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I'm looking forward to working with them and creating something really special," says the singer.

It will be her debut fashion collection and is set to send sales at River Island - which has 300 stores throughout the UK and has been trading for 64 handsome years - rocketing. So, what is in RiRi's style scrapbook? Images of studded crop tops, brave cut-away dresses and wild-girl animal prints spring to mind.

Ben Lewis, the CEO of the high street store, articulates some of the excitement with which head office is reeling: "We are thrilled to be collaborating with Rihanna and to be the first fashion brand to work with her in this way. Rihanna is a style icon, from street to chic she enjoys her fashion.  As soon as we started to work together we knew this was a perfect fit. Rihanna will be designing the collection and we will be sharing our fashion experience with her to develop a range her fans will love."

Question is, how on earth will muster up the patience to wait months on end for launch?!