Last night(mar 07,2017),the singer Rihhana presented her third Fenty Puma collection at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. At about 8:30 p.m., I hopped into an Uber to head to my first Fenty Puma by Rihanna runway show. Afraid that it’d be complete mayhem, much like any celebrity fashion show, I wanted to get there early (and by early I mean on time, because shows never actually start on time). To my surprise, the crowd outside the library was small and controlled. “Perfect,” I thought. “Now the street style photographers can actually get into my Craig Green raincoat.” They still ignored me.
Later, as I was chatting with a friend, I see a tall man in a burgundy fur coat and sunglasses standing in the middle of the room. “Fashion kids are always doing too much,” I thought. It was actually Future the rapper.Cara Delevingne showed support for her friend in a fenty hoodie, along with Salma Hayek, Nick and Joe Jonas, and Rihanna’s long-time collaborators,The Dream and DJ Mustard. But, in this case, there didn’t need to be A-listers everywhere. I mean, who else do you really need at your show when you’re one of the biggest pop stars in the world?The show opened with a choral cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” as it-girl Slick Woods, who also walked last season, strutted down the runway topless underneath a floor-length plaid puffer coat and a plaid mini skirt. There were oversized, gender-bending pieces that played up to the theme perfectly, including jackets, soccer jerseys-turned dresses, tracksuits,baseball tees,cropped and oversized crest polo shirts,chunky sweaters, and schoolgirl skirts, and “F” branded backpacks in the shape of teddy bears.Rihanna’s Fall/Winter 2017 Fenty Puma collection was definitely smarter and more wearable , which the singer has said was inspired by what Marie Antoinette would ve worn to the gym. After the final walk, Rihanna appeared from behind the blue lockers in an oversized neon green coat (which I hope is part of the new collection) eyes beaming with excitement. Detention with Rihanna and the Fenty Class of 2017 was just as epic as I’d expected.
Here are some pics
Image via Fenty Puma by Rihanna