When Rihanna does something, she goes all out–and her latest Fenty x Puma show was no different. The singer-turned-designer (-turned beauty mogul) debuted her fourth collection in collaboration with Puma at New York Fashion Week on Sunday night, following two seasons showing abroad in Paris. BadGal RiRi made a fitting return to NYFW (just a few days after launching her Fenty Beauty line) with real-life motorcyclists, pink sand dunes, and a range of sporty-chic apparel. Here, our favorite moments from Rihanna’s latest runway spectacular.
The show started with motorcyclists doing stunts over mountains of pink sand.
Yup, Rihanna kicked off the presentation with a bang. At the start of the show, the lights dimmed, mist fell from the ceiling, and stunt people came riding out on dirt bikes, flipping and jumping over pink sand dunes. The show was held at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan, where ceilings were luckily high enough to allow for the gravity-defying stunts.
The collection channeled ’90s-inspired athletic-wear.
After the dirt bikers made their rounds, the model procession began. Top models (both male and female) paraded around the pink sand dunes sporting the athletic-inspired collection, featuring jumpsuits, biker shorts, swimsuits, parkas, backpacks and more. This season’s cyclist theme follows the school girl, Marie Antoinette, and goth-inspired themes of previous collections.
Kaia Gerber walked.
Cindy Crawford’s teenage daughter was in the model roster for RiRi’s runway. (She was tough to recognize behind those futuristic sunglasses.) This marks her third time walking at her first-ever fashion week, following Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang.
Adriana Lima closed the show.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel walked the runway in a blue and white bodysuit and hot pink boots. Other notable names in the show included Joan Smalls, Slick Woods, Lexi Boling, Taylor Hill, Stella Maxwell, Adwoa Aboah, and Grace Elizabeth.
Rihanna rode in on the back of a motorcycle.
BadGal RiRi knows how to make an entrance. After the finale, she rode in on the back of a motorcycle, driven by one of the stunt-riders and did a lap around the runway.
Credit: Harper bazaar