By Zabryan Grant
Despite the numerous effects the Coronavirus has caused in society today, that did not put a pause on the fashion industry.
The fashion icon Robyn Rihanna Fenty showed the world that nothing would stop her savageness of a safe fashion show. Rihanna put on her Savage X Fenty Vol. 2 Fashion show, which was streamed on Amazon Prime Video Oct. 2.
“Savage X means making your own rules and expressing your mood, character and style for you– not for someone else,” Rihanna said on Twitter.
Savage X Fenty is Rihanna’s lingerie line that is designed for women and men of every size and shape. The line consists of bras, underwear for both women and men, sleepwear and mainly lingerie for women.
The fashion show was not just any ordinary show. It was an upgrade from her very first fashion event in 2019. This year’s show was split into four major extreme parts: Dear Diary, The Savage Not Sorry collection, the male introduction to the brand and Garden of Eden.
If I had to describe it in my own words, I would describe it as a celebration of diversity during the times of the pandemic.
Rihanna made sure to spice things up 10 times
more with performances by Ella Mai, Bad Bun-
ny, Roddy Rich, Miguel, Rosalía, Travis Scott and others. She also featured Rico Nasty, Indya Moore, Lizzo, Demi Moore, Cara Delevingne, Normani, Willow Smith, Paris Hilton, Christian Combs, Irina Shayk, Erika Jayne, Gigi Goode, Jaida Essence Hall, Shea Couleé, Miss 5th Avenue, Bella Hadid, Big Sean, and others to show viewers a wide variety of celebrities.
Rihanna is a fashion powerhouse who displays the characteristics of diversity, strength and boldness with her fashion sense. Her line also features eclectic, sassy, classy and sexy clothing.
One thing I really enjoyed about the fashion show was the diversity in models Rihanna had. When it came down to the models, I saw different ethnicities, body sizes, skin colors and genders. Overall, it just gave the whole presentation of
equality, no matter your body size, skin color, race and sexuality.
“Inclusivity has always been a part of our brand. That’s a ‘right now’ thing. It’s sad that it’s right now for most brands,” Rihanna told People magazine.
With Inclusivity being the message behind Savage X Fenty, it’s giving everyone the opportunity to be on the same level platform and to not feel one is better than another but to feel we can all come as one and display savageness together.
Choreography for this type of fashion was unique.
From each transitional scene of the show, the choreography was well synchronized, breathtaking and made me wonder if all of this was even possible to learn with the COVID-19 guidelines still in place.
Parris Gobel, the choreographer of the fash-
ion show, had to deal with things she would not really expect to be a problem. For example, when it comes to wearing face masks during rehearsals, that could have been a burden to the dancers just because it is harder to breathe, and, when it comes to dancing, your facial expressions are one of many key components.
In addition to choreography, fabric is everything to Rihanna due to that fact that there is a difference between seeing fabric and feeling it. She wants to know whatever her body is in or whatever she is putting out for brand is not itchy and uncomfortable to customers.
“So much inspiration comes from my mood in regard to my fashion,” Rihanna told Vanity Fair.
The show ended with the whole cast of the show coming together as one and strutting down each part of the runway.
In my eyes, Rihanna’s main purpose to the fash- ion world is displaying the importance of true diversity onto the next generation of business people and fashion designers.
With Rihanna being such a big influence to the fashion world, she wanted to show her fans how she could bring the diversity of music artists and celebrities together and display the fearlessness, confidence and inclusivity of Savage X Fenty in different types of body sizes, skin colors and genders.