Rihanna brings ‘Styled to Rock’ to US

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows singer Rihanna during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York. Rihanna has signed on to executive produce the new series "Styled to Rock" for the Style network. The 10-episode series set to air in 2013 will give 12 aspiring designers, chosen by Rihanna, an opportunity to style A-list stars. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

By// Mariah Craddick

Rihanna will bring her reality fashion competition “Styled to Rock” to American television after a UK version aired earlier this year.

The hour-long, 10-episode series—which will air on the Style network next year—will give 12 up-and-coming designers the opportunity to design unique fashions for A-list celebrity clients.

“Rihanna is a trailblazer, a trendsetter and the epitome of style,” gushed Salaam Coleman Smith, president of Style Media, in a press release. “She has a powerful and unique point-of-view that transcends every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, and is a leading creative force.”

Each week the 12 designers hand-picked by Rihanna will compete in different challenges as celebrity guests determine which one best achieves their vision.

“Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career,” the pop star said. “I am so excited to partner with Style Network and share my creative insight with these 12 designers and give them this opportunity to showcase their work.”

Designers looking to sign up for the competition can participate in the nationwide search by signing up on

Rihanna, who most recently released her seventh studio album “Unapologetic,” is also designing a collection with River Island for their spring/summer 2013 collection.