It's that time of the year again...New York Fashion week makes the streets of New York even more interesting than they already are, in fact even boring back alleys turn into photo locations or runways of some sort, and one can not be informed well enough to not miss out on one of the key events. When Rihanna closes NYFW with her lingerie line and promises to celebrate women however, full attention is guaranteed.
Rihanna's phenomenal show was about inclusivity - featuring women of all different shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities. Plus-size women and pregnant women shared the stage with Victoria's Secret favourites including Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid. Slick Woods arrived in nipple tassles and and a cut-out bodysuit which proudly displayed her baby bump. I almost fell off my chair when Joan Smalls passed by me with our body chain on, she looked amaaaazing.
This being the brand's first runway show, the energy was palpable from the moment guests walked into the hothouse jungle set that was created in a Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse. Lush greenery, botanical domes, spherical cages, giant succulents and a glowing pond provided the backdrop to the collection. It almost felt like you were walking into a life-size terrarium populated by powerful women.
Next morning I read on Harperbazaar, that "It is hard with an underwear catwalk event of this scale not to compare it to the juggernaut of the genre, the Victoria's Secret show, which was left looking outdated after Rihanna's latest outing at Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York." In a way, I must agree. I couldn't point my finger on the most stunning performer of the night, and despite Superstar Models such as Bella and Gigi Hadid, a breathtakingly pregnant Slick Woods, Paloma Elsesser and Duckie Thot among many others, the star of the show was the female energy in the room - wrapped in gorgeous lingerie and jewelry, of course ;)
credits to AP, Reuters, fashionista and Harpers Bazaar