Rihanna is known as one of the greatest musical icons of our generation who recently turned into a fashion icon after launching her fashion and lingerie brands in 2019. Her fans have eagerly awaited for the music legend to release new music since her last album “Anti” debuted in 2016 and her previous single with N.E.R.D, Lemon, came out in 2017. Fans have since moved on from buying her music to her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty which launched in 2018 and quickly became a success for its inclusivity and comfortable stylish designs. The businesswoman even came out with a vegan capsule collection in 2020 that was inspired by utility wear and uniforms and included faux leather pieces.
Taking a break from music to focus on launching her fashion brands has proved successful for the star who became the first black woman to head a luxury brand for LVMH with her Fenty label. The success of her fashion label and brands comes after years of experience working on creating fashion collections and collaborations with the star expressing her desire to work in the industry early in her career. The actress even went on to become an ambassador for Dior again making history as the first black woman to be the face of the brand in 2015. Her experience in fashion and ability to create dynamic silhouettes for one-of-a-kind outfits has cemented Rihanna as one of the most creative fashion icons.
9/9 Rihanna Is A Fashion Powerhouse
Rihanna has been a staple in the fashion industry since her red carpet debut in the early 2000s, the star has wowed fans with her unique ability to create colorful trendy outfits that perfectly complement her style. In her early years, she preferred simple but cute pieces going for a casual chic aesthetic but now her style features more extravagant high-fashion looks. Since elevating her fashion the singer has gone on to become one of the most influential women in the fashion world with people everywhere trying to imitate her style.
8/9 Never Missed A Met Gala
Since establishing herself as a fashion trendsetter early in her career, Rihanna easily earned an invitation to attend the prestigious Met Gala for the first time in 2007. She is making her debut at the highly anticipated fashion event in a Georges Chakra gown the singer has worn some of the most memorable and dramatic looks to the event. In 2015, she wore an extravagant bright yellow custom Guo Pei gown to the Met Gala stealing the spotlight from fellow attendees. The actress consistently impressed on the red carpet in dramatic custom looks quickly becoming the most anticipated celebrity to watch not just at the Met Gala but anywhere.
7/9 She May Be Bad But Her Fashion Isn’t
As she’s known on social media, Rihanna or Bad Gal Riri has created a large following of fans who love her music and style. The businesswoman favors bold colors, bright patterns, sharp silhouettes, and putting pieces together that create an interesting eclectic aesthetic. Her distinctive style beloved by fans and critics alike has earned her many honors and awards in the fashion industry including the Fashion Icon Award in 2014.
6/9 How Fenty Helped Rihanna’s Fashion
There have been many public figures who earned the title of fashion icon over the years but not as many who were able to establish their own highly successful fashion labels and brands. Rihanna’s talent for knowing what looks good on the human body and what people will like coupled with her passion for inclusivity and diversity in fashion has helped her launch her Fenty brand. The singer was able to add fashion design to her resume after designing her own collections for people with different-sized bodies and styles, which has led to the brand’s success.
5/9 Paving The Way For Design Inclusivity
With launch of her brand’s the Fenty Beauty founder focused her work on creating the most authentic inclusive products with a wide range of options for people of all types. Fenty Beauty was one of the first makeup brands to offer such a diverse shade range from light to dark. Her fashion brands run on the same principle of design inclusion offering different sizes and style options for fans. Rihanna stated her goal was to make sure that no one was excluded from her line she wanted everyone of all shapes, races, and religions to be able to wear her designs.
4/9 Rihanna’s Caribbean Influence
Being born and raised on the island of Barbados has had a significant impact on the singer’s style and music, the Caribbean influence is one of the reasons why her style is so unique and popular. She has talked openly about her love for her home country which she often visits and was even bestowed the honor of National Hero in 2021. The small island known for its gorgeous aquamarine waters can be credited for Rihanna’s love of bright colors and beautiful patterns which has helped her create some of the most popular products to date.
2/9 Her Pregnancy Fashion
Riri shocked and delighted fans everywhere early this year when she announced her pregnancy with boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky. The actress continued to wow fans during her pregnancy with stunning fashion statements using her growing belly as the statement piece. Helping woman learn to love their changing bodies during this period Rihanna never let her body restrict what she was able to wear even while on the cover of Vogue.
1/9 Savage X Fenty Vol. 4
While fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of new music since her last album drop in 2016 Rihanna has been hard at work expanding her Savage X Fenty lingerie line with her fourth collection dropping this past week. Luckily fans have also been blessed with some new music in the form of her single “Lift Me Up” on the new Black Panther 2 soundtrack that also came out this month. Her work on her latest collection seems to be paying off with this being the most anticipated drop yet getting fans everywhere to tune in to her Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 fashion show on Amazon Prime.
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