Fenty Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 28, 2016
Hosting her show at the baroque Hotel Solomon de Rothschild, Rihanna’s much-buzzed-about sophomore Fenty Puma collection was pure ragamuffin chic. The sugary confections shown on the runway—live streamed via Tidal, no less—was full of wearable separates and must-have sneakers.
Rihanna’s pink palace was a coterie of Marie Antoinette-approved streetwear. The girls in mesh camisoles and pink Chinoiserie onesies, the guys in pearl chokers…it all equated to a gender-bending mash-up of haute irony and pop star now, boasting playful riffs on athletic wear rendered in pale macaron shades of pink, lavender, mint green and cream, brimming with frilly details and broderie anglaise.
Brocade anoraks peeled away from the body, attached to the shoulders with grosgrain ribbons; hoodies laced up the front like corsets and baseball caps were veiled in tulle. Lace skull caps, ruffled knapsacks and adorable bow-front Fenty slides were among the accessories sure to wind up on Instagram.