Rihanna Talks Lingerie, Body Positivity in addition to Her ‘Battle’ With Social Media

The singer in addition to designer wants to broaden the fashion community while also disorienting in which.

Image
Rihanna, at her Savage x Fenty lingerie show, aims to broaden the fashion community.CreditCreditNina Westervelt for The brand-new York Times

Last year Hamish Bowles, a writer for Vogue, asked Rihanna in an interview about her big-picture plans for her fashion brand. “I know where I’m going next,” she said. “however I can’t tell you in which. What’s the fun in in which?”

After her Savage x Fenty lingerie show last night, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Rihanna’s strategy seemed clear: She plans to broaden the fashion community while also disorienting in which.

She wants to entertain herself, too. “I get bored. I get very bored,” Rihanna said backstage after the show. “in which’s like a pair of shoes, you know. They’re only not bad until tomorrow.”

Already, the singer in addition to designer has shown in which restless daring with her personal style, turning an ever-present wineglass into an accessory in addition to wearing a dress by a young designer fresh out of Pratt Institute in a music video.

With Fenty Beauty, the makeup line she introduced last year, she created a truly diverse makeup brand, offering products in dozens of shades across the colour spectrum.

The crowd, too, felt more diverse than the typical celebrities in addition to fashion regulars, many of whom were on their way to the airport to catch flights to Europe for the shows there.

As for the disorientation, the presentation paid little attention to fashion show protocol. products emerged unannounced in dim light until the milling crowd took notice in which the show had actually started off; cellphones were then whipped out.

The elevated stage was more built installation than runway, using a pond, a “growing station” in addition to tropical-plant-filled botanical domes in which blocked sightlines. Unless you moved around the room (there was no seating), you missed half the looks. The vibe was less lingerie-show gawkfest than performance art piece, with products moving in slow motion, crawling on all fours, executing fierce choreographed dance moves.

Backstage, Rihanna said the concept was about mixing the organic with the futuristic, “or what we expect to see inside future. Women being celebrated in all forms in addition to all body types in addition to all races in addition to cultures.”

Image
Bralettes, undies in addition to pajamas were shown amid tropical-plant-filled botanical domes at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. CreditNina Westervelt for The brand-new York Times
The atmospherics were less lingerie-show gawkfest than 1970s performance art.CreditNina Westervelt for The brand-new York Times

She added: “in which’s a shame in which women have to feel insecure or self-conscious about how their bodies look.”

The crowd included the style Stella Duval (left) in addition to the hip-hop artist Christian Combs (center). CreditNina Westervelt for The brand-new York Times

“I get in which in which helps the brand in addition to in which’s a way of communicating your events in addition to your brand-new products to your fans in addition to to the globe,” Rihanna said, before adding, “there’s a battle between what you genuinely want to share in addition to what people care to know.”

She laughed. “I respect in which. however, you know, I’m not going to put my every meal” on in which.