NEW YORK — Rihanna didn’t stroll into New York Fashion Week. She rode by means of it.
The pop star and fashionista kicked off her Fenty Puma 2018 spring-summer collection Sunday with motocross bicycles flying excessive in the air, ascending above a dreamy show of powder pink mountains and sand — as the viewers watched in awe.
Rihanna rode on the again of a motorcycle — in true rock star type with one hand displaying the signal of the horns and her tongue protruding — after the fashions strutted round the race car-like catwalk at the Park Avenue Armory.
She wore a fitted, lengthy-sleeve military inexperienced shirt with a plunging neckline, a brilliant inexperienced jacket wrapped round her waist, thigh-excessive boots, and sun shades. She was assured and funky, and her assortment delivered an analogous vibe.
The garments have been a mixture of fitted and free items, starting from outsized jackets to tight clothes to shiny swimsuits. Most of the gadgets paired two colors: the navy blue items featured sizzling pink gildings, whereas orange and black made up the numerous athletic fits.
Whereas the garments, worn largely by girls and a few males, might be used at 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 trend world, but in addition a few of her music friends, similar to rappers Massive Sean, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Dave East and Cardi B., whose tune “Bodak Yellow (Cash Strikes)” is at the moment No. three on the pop charts.
Rihanna makes for a comfy Fenty x Puma SS18 assortment, channelling the X Video games at New York Fashion Week 2017. pic.twitter.com/Ce3eNSLmhQ— PILASACI (@pilasaci) September 11, 2017
Diplo, the Grammy-profitable producer who has labored with Beyonce, Justin Bieber and others, mentioned 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 all people has somewhat little bit of it, they combine it up, however she’s been doing it since she began,” Diplo mentioned 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’s wonderful 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 colors. The 29-year-previous mentioned she needed to make certain all girls, irrespective of their complexion, may use her merchandise.
“She’s an important businesswoman,” R&B singer Jhene Aiko mentioned of Rihanna at the present. “She’s positively an important position mannequin for younger ladies, particularly ladies of color, to look as much as and see all that she’s doing.”
Whereas Rihanna debuted 50 totally different appears at the present, the total spotlight? A black gown revealing a few of the waist, paired with a dishevelled military inexperienced jacket to offer it the Rihanna edge.
And if there’s one factor Rihanna is, it is danger-taker: She didn’t even put on a helmet when she rode on the bike.