Rihanna is planning her own fashion line - but wants to be ''respected'' as a designer rather than seen a celebrity endorsing a collection.
Rihanna wants her own fashion line.
The 'Rude Boy' hitmaker - who recently created an underwear and denim collection for Giorgio Armani - wants to be taken seriously as a designer rather than simply endorse a range of products.
Speaking on Kiis FM's 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest', she said: ''I'm really pursuing a fashion line of my own. I want to design.
''This is also a road that I want to earn it. So I'm working with designers. Designers that I respect, and [fashion] companies that I respect. I want people to really trust me before I just say 'Buy it, because it's mine.'''
Rihanna's first venture into designing came last November when she created a capsule collection for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans - both of whom she already fronts advertising campaigns for - comprising of denim and lingerie featuring her R logo and The Fashion house's signature eagle.
The collection includes biker jackets, a canvas rucksack, two styles of jeans - skinny and tight boys cut - t-shirts emblazoned with silhouettes of the singer's face or animal print designs and lace underwear that come in navy blue and pearl grey.
Rihanna has previously revealed she likes to shock people with her fashion choices.
She explained: ''I don't usually like typical ladylike, girly-girly stuff. It would be a look if I were to do it. I always like something that's a little off, so it's just not typical or expected.''