Rihanna's Fenty x Puma Fashion Show Was an Ode to Detention

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06:  Rihanna is seen on the runway during FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Fall / Winter 2017 Collection at Bibliotheque Nationale de France on March 6, 2017 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Fenty Puma)

Rihanna's Fenty x Puma Fashion Show Was an Ode to Detention

A Rih-cap, if you will.

Published March 7, 2017

The school bell rang loudly, calling guests to attention. Fenty University was now in session. 

In Rihanna's third collection at the helm of Puma's creative operation, the fashion rebel's influence on the collection was transparent as ever. Maybe it was her recent trip to Harvard, but Rihanna definitely had school in mind. 

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While "I Fink U Freaky" by Die Antwoord began the show, model-of-the-moment Slick Woods was the first to parade down the makeshift runway, sporting an open jacket and an even more open chest. It should come as no surprise that bad gal RiRi is down for the #FreeTheNipple movement, but this first look symbolized the show's entire vibe: a subversion of a rigid institution reimagined through the Fenty lens.

This season's rich hues stand in contrast to the last collection's placid pastel shades and felt more in sync with the first fall collection, in which athleisure was interpreted through a monochromatic, health-goth palette

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Rihanna herself wore jewlery adorned with FU and FS accents (Fenty University and Fenty School, respectively). Her shirt here does suspiciously resemble Drake's tour merch, but both designs are just riffs of standard athletic department logos, so there are really no winners here. 

Go on and take a bow, Rih. Congrats on a successful third presentation!

Written by Lainey Sidell

(Photo: Victor Boyko/Getty Images for Fenty Puma)


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