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Parsons Professor Throws Shade at Rihanna's RI Collab

From Rihanna's first River Island collection
From Rihanna's first River Island collection

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Just in case Rihanna was thinking about broadening her design repertoire beyond tie-dyed jumpsuits and face prints by picking up a few classes at Parsons, she better hope her application doesn't land in the hands of this guy. Jonathan Kyle Farmer, a faculty member of the prestigious fashion school, spoke out against the celebrity-turned-fashion-designer craze at "future of design" panel discussion last night:

"Ree-kauna? Ree-hanna? The singer? Oh, right, Rihanna put her name on this River Island collection and completely took all the press of London Fashion Week away from all these new, young people and I find that really painful.

And I think that's one of the problems that's getting in the way of getting this new talent out. [...] I think people do know good things when they see it, but sometimes there's so much going out that sometimes people don't go, 'Okay, is that good? Is that not good?'"

Take note, Ryan Lochte.— Erika Graham
·:Rihanna on Her Latest River Island Collection: 'I Wanted to Make Clothes for Fat Days' [Racked]
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