By Nakisha Williams
Updated January 30, 2013 at 04:27 PM EST

Jay-Z protegé Rita Ora may be a new voice on the charts, but the British singer pulled a veteran move when she enlisted a well-known fashion designer to create the costumes for her first UK tour.

Ora will wear a range of outfits re-interpreted from Pucci’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection on her Radioactive Tour, which kicked off Manchester, England on Monday.

How exactly did the up-and-comer snag fresh off the runway looks for her big moment? The “Hot Right Now” singer — who counts Gwen Stefani among her biggest fashion influences — and Pucci creative designer Peter Dundas hit it off when they met at Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th anniversary party last October, and their creative partnership began soon after.

“From the moment I met Rita we’ve had a great connection and doing something like this together felt like only a natural progression,” Dundas said in a statement released by Pucci. “The costumes have impact and flamboyance in a way that feels personal to Rita whilst staying true to the Emilio Pucci aesthetic.”

Click through the gallery to see sketches of Ora’s designer tour costumes. SEE THE PHOTOS

Ora removes the oversized skirt from this ruffled ballgown to reveal a futuristic metallic bodysuit.

Next: Runway Remix

A military-inspired print jumpsuit is an example of Dundas’ re-imagining of pieces seen at Pucci’s Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear runway presentation.

Next: Move It

Pieces like this billowy gold cape were inspired by Ora’s “unique take on urban glamor.” In order to make each costume ready to withstand the rigors of a performance, Dundas reworked proportions and substituted fabrics to allow for freedom of movement.

Next: Solid Gold

Ora loves a Pucci jumpsuit! Though this stage look is more avant-garde, the singer wore a Pucci one-piece when she attended the 2012 MTV Music Awards and wore a red guipure lace number when she performed at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards.

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