Rihanna did not stroll into New York Fashion Week. She rode by it.
The pop star and fashionista kicked off her Fenty Puma 2018 spring-summer time assortment Sunday with motocross bicycles flying excessive within the air, ascending above a dreamy show of powder pink mountains and sand — because the viewers watched in awe.
Rihanna rode on the again of a bike — in true rock star type with one hand displaying the signal of the horns and her tongue protruding — after the fashions strutted across the race automobile-like catwalk on the Park Avenue Armory.
She wore a fitted, lengthy-sleeve military inexperienced shirt with a plunging neckline, a vivid inexperienced jacket wrapped round her waist, thigh-excessive boots, and sun shades. She was assured and funky, and her assortment delivered a comparable vibe.
The garments have been a mixture of fitted and unfastened items, starting from outsized jackets to tight attire to shiny swimsuits. A lot of the gadgets paired two colours: the navy blue items featured scorching pink elaborations, whereas orange and black made up the varied athletic fits.
Whereas the garments, worn principally by ladies and a few males, may very well be used on the gymnasium for figuring out and even gymnasium-selfies for Instagram, some have been for the seaside. There was a cropped high hoodie, low-waisted, knee-size shorts and trend-ahead one-piece bathing fits. One mannequin even wore a towel over his head.
Rihanna's viewers Sunday included members of the style world, but in addition a few of her music friends, reminiscent of rappers Huge Sean, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Dave East and Cardi B., whose music "Bodak Yellow (Cash Strikes)" is presently No. three on the pop charts.
Diplo, the Grammy-successful producer who has labored with Beyonce, Justin Bieber and others, stated he took a helicopter from a gig to make it to Rihanna's trend present.
"I believe music and trend are so coincided collectively, and with (Rihanna), she is like equal components a music beast and a trend beast. And everyone has a little little bit of it, they combine it up, however she's been doing it since she began," Diplo stated of Rihanna, who launched her first album in 2005. "Like, she's at all times been on each side. So she's a veteran in that world. So it is superb to be right here for her present."
Final week, Rihanna — born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Barbados — launched Fenty Magnificence, which options make-up designed for all pores and skin colours. The 29-year-previous stated she needed to make sure all ladies, regardless of their complexion, might use her merchandise.
"She's a nice businesswoman," R&B singer Jhene Aiko stated of Rihanna on the present. "She's positively a nice function mannequin for younger ladies, particularly ladies of shade, to look as much as and see all that she's doing."
Whereas Rihanna debuted 50 completely different appears to be like on the present, the general spotlight? A black costume revealing a number of the waist, paired with a saggy military inexperienced jacket to present it the Rihanna edge.
And if there's one factor Rihanna is, it's danger-taker: She did not even put on a helmet when she rode on the bike.