At this point, it isn’t too farfetched to say that anything Rihanna touches turns to gold. With hits like Fenty Beauty, Savage x Fenty lingerie, and other collaborations under her belt, we aren’t surprised that anticipation for, Fenty, her first foray into luxury clothing with LVMH, has reached a fever pitch. Not only because she’s the first Black woman to head up a brand for the conglomerate, but because the entire line—from the structured silhouettes to textures and colors—is inspired by and carefully designed by Rihanna. So what does it actually look like?
Aptly titled Release 5-19, referencing the month and year of the release, the first Fenty drop takes cues from Rihanna’s own personal style with oversized, sharp suiting taking the spotlight of the entire range. In the new Fenty lookbook released today, May 23, an oversized blazer dress is dipped in an array of colors and fabrics, including a coral pink number with ’80s-reminiscent exaggerated shoulders, a loose-fitting Japanese denim jacket with large cargo pockets on the front, and chic white iteration, similar to the style Rihanna wore to her Fenty launch event in Paris earlier this week. Rihanna also created co-ord sets in Japanese denim and coral pink, a t-shirt dress, crisp white button down shirts, khaki trousers, and a slew of accessories and shoes. In these images, exclusive to ELLE, you’ll find The Affair pump in a caramel hue, the Blockt oversized sunglasses the singer wore in her T Magazine shoot, and gold jewelry.
At the launch event for Fenty in Paris, Rihanna debuted one of the oversized offerings: a white blazer dress that sat high above her knee and cinched her waist with its built-in corset detail. She paired the white dress with a pair of The Affair strappy heels.
Paris will be the first stop to shop Fenty when the pop-up opens to the public on May 24. Fenty officially opens globally on May 29.