Inclusivity and body positivity are not just buzzwords. Certainly not when it comes to Savage x Fenty, Rihanna’s latest business venture into lingerie that focuses on just that. Slated to launch on 11 May, the pop icon-turned-entrepreneur’s vision for diverse sizing has bra sizes that range from 32A to 44DD, and underwear sizes ranging from extra-small to 3X.
The debut campaigns for Savage x Fenty feature plus-size and gender-fluid models, with tell-all soundbites of what it’s like being in their shoes. And the first person to hit the streets in the woke lacy threads? Riri herself, of course, styling it up with tattered denim and lucite stilettos.
At the same time, the Cruise 2019 season has kicked off with Chanel and Prada. The former in its usual Paris post in the Grand Palais, the latter in its New York headquarters. As cruise seasons go, grandeur has always been key. In Prada’s case, it was the comeback of a ’90s motif set in the Big Apple. In Chanel’s, it was seaworthy sailor-chic and a life-sized cruise ship.
From Burberry”s campaign in Ghana with model Adwoa Aboah and family to Dapper Dan in his downtown element, catch up on all of last week’s fashion happenings below.
Ahead of its drop on 11 May, Rihanna served Savage x Fenty chicness as she sandwiched her silky lingerie camisole with ragged denim.
“spot the savage”
New house artist on the block, Yaeji, held her first major tour in North America. Styled by Vogue’s Monica Kim, her stage costume was cool-girl casual. Here, she wore a vintage Issey Miyake top, Hyein Antwerp pants with a custom chain from Laura Lombardi and layered over with New York label’s Yajun gauzy cardigan.
“????MAKE IT RAIN NA TOUR LOOKS????”
Gucci elevated chunky ugly sneakers to new heights with its bejewelled Sega rendition. Before it starts saturating boutiques, Alton Mason secured his pair in black and opted to have them on with dorky long socks.
“my child woke me up this morning & told me to “make sure they stay pressed”.”
“Attending the opening of #GucciWooster, @dapperdanharlem wore a three piece Mitford suit with blue shirt, silk tie and leather fringe and embroidered loafers from #GucciSS18 by #AlessandroMichele. Gucci Wooster is the first to preview the new #GucciDapperDan collection two months prior to worldwide launch.”
While brands are shifting their shows out of New York, Prada’s Cruise 2019 show landed in the Big Apple for the first time.
“Only in New York. #PradaResort19
Stuffed hat in classic Vela Nylon, a belted wrap mini and brocade t-shirt.
For Burberry’s new campaign, Adwoa Aboah went back to her roots in Ghana. Read her Instagram caption below.
“Never have I been more proud of something. The last part of my series with @burberry Art Directed by myself, shot by #juergenteller Styled by @poppykain. Make-Up by @celiaburtonmakeup Outfits by my Auntie Tina. Featuring my cousin @kensemah My Grandma, Auntie Mary, Auntie Tina and my skrillion @sonny_hall.Thank you to everyone who made this possible, for listening to Juergen and I when we came up with this mad idea. This is what it’s all about, do something different, think outside the box and create something iconic. #juergenxadwoa – Going home, back to the motherland. A place where I felt like an outsider but always wanted to belong. Growing up differently, never knowing the mother tongue.
Patronized by the world, one sided images of famine and underdevelopment. Culturally appropriated, continuously stolen with no respect or return.
The world knowing nothing about the magic that Ghana is, the beauty and chaos.
Where my father was born, the other half of my British blood, Accra. Home away from home with the church and the swing and grandma and grandad, aunties, Kente cloth, fufu and buckets for washing. Memories, so many memories of 6 hour journeys to visit my other half.
The last chapter and I want the world to know that there are two families, both that mean the world to me, two sides to my story. I want the world to see the beauty and Ghana to have that moment in the light, one that it has always deserved.
I have been claimed by Ghana, told to go and show the world, make them proud. I belong.
So that’s what this is, a message of love and pride to my family and the people of Ghana.”