The catwalk included extravagant thigh-high boots. Photograph: Rodin Banica // WWD/ REX/ Shutterstock
There was a preponderance of swimming suits confirming one of the oddest microtrends from New York way week so far: that of wearing swimsuits with very high-cut legs beneath shorts and skirts, with a few inches of bare skin left visible at the hip.
Logos ran down limbs and across chests, many of them saying ” since 1988″ which- as might be guessed- is the year Rihanna was born.
The pop star said in a statement the clothes were” a mix between two worlds: motocross and surf. It was a challenge to bringing them together but it objective up being the perfect combination .”
Rihanna is one of a handful of celebrities with huge social media followings building inroads in fashion( find also Beyonce, Kanye West and Justin Bieber) while traditional entertainment industry revenues decline.
Whatever you think about that changes, in terms of representation, Rihanna is surely a force-out for good. Not only were the models at the demonstrate ethnically diverse and exuberant but, on the preceding Friday, she launched her own beauty line, which, with 40 tints of foundation, is once of the most inclusive beauty ranges ever.
Rihanna also knows how to make an exit. At the end of the show, rather than the customary bow, she appeared, resplendent in retina-searing green, and did a lap of honour on the back of a motorbike.