PARIS — “I’m aggressive when it comes to style. I love being daring, I love pushing the envelope. I love every type of silhouette: I love strong silhouettes, I love women to look confident and badass, and so that’s exactly what I plan to bring.”
So declared Rihanna to a group of reporters at the press launch of her debut collection under the Fenty label, her joint venture with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, at a pop-up store in the Marais district here on Wednesday.
Wearing a white corset blazer with power shoulders and pointy sandals, and pendants including an Egyptian ankh symbol, the “Work” singer was the picture of a modern businesswoman: powerful yet feminine, with a strong sense of her own personality.
Indeed, with its emphasis on cinched waists and billowing sleeves, and masculine-feminine mix of tailoring and corsetry details, the clothes hanging on the racks in the venue, decked out in the Fenty brand’s signature electric blue, were very much a reflection of Rihanna’s personal style.
An image from the Fenty campaign by Glen Luchford.
Campaign by Glen Luchford for Fenty/Courtesy Photo
“Being the muse of a fashion maison that you’re also creating is pretty unique, but it’s the only thing that works
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