Schools out! Or so we thought, until Rihanna showcased her latest collection at Paris Fashion Week last night. The show was centered around classic collegiate wear reworked into on-trend and stylish street-wear must-have pieces. Rihanna literally rewrote the rules on old-school classics.
Here’s what stood out for us:
The Polo shirt – cropped and tightened
Why? There has been a very subtle but recognizable resurgence of prep-inspired pieces (think 2006 Kanye vibes) and we are digging it. This cropped and tightened version is not only flattering but also a breath of fresh air from the ‘oversized everything’ that most designers are still pushing (think Yeezy Season 1 2 3 4 5 vibes).
Puffer/duvet jacket – brightly colored and long
Why? What’s not to love about a long puffer jacket in winter?
Elongated sleeves – with flaring detail
Why? As stated below, everyone is milking the sh**t out of the over-sized clothing craze, and to be honest it has gotten a bit tacky and stinks of retail. Exaggerated sleeves with a flaring detail, however, are clean and show a real understanding of the relationship between what belongs on the runway and edgy street-wear.
PUMA could not have chosen a better Creative Director and celebrity collaborator even if they tried. FENTY x PUMA really embodies the ‘rudegal’ aesthetic that Rihanna is known for and with the brand truly coming into its own, we are sure it will keep on rising.