Compared to last season's thundering health-goth show on a Friday night, Rihanna x Puma's Spring/Summer collection was staged much more delicately. Rihanna presented her wares in an airy, ornate mansion in Paris, a decision, she would later chalk up to the collection's Marie-Antoinette-hits-the-gym vibe. The collection itself was a rainbow of slightly aged candy colors, with unusual cut-outs and silky fabrics. The collection overall was much more raw silk than terry cloth, but Puma's athletic DNA was still discernible in silhouette: fancy lace bustiers (for men, too!) were paid with oversized sweatpants and creepers, and silky teddies were transformed into tennis jackets. Somehow, it all worked. Here's what it was like.
September 28, 2016