Technically, New York Fashion Week has been well underway for days. But if fashion week is supposed to show us what’s new in style and beauty, and what we’ll be wearing in the coming season, who else is better to look to for all of that than Rihanna? Rihanna’s fashion and beauty ventures have shaped the industry more than any other celebrity. Remember what happened when she launched her cosmetics line last year? Kylie Jenner covered Forbes a few months ago for her cosmetics line and how it’s going to make her a billionaire but the headline that so many people missed is that Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty was tracking to outsell both Kylie and Kim Kardashian’s collections. So when I say that NYFW begins and ends with Rihanna, I’m not really exaggerating. You can see Rihanna’s style influence everywhere – on other runways, on the street, on Instagram, in the mirror, and, yes, on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Here’s Rihanna arriving in New York today ahead of tonight’s SavagexFenty show. She’s been teasing some of the aesthetic on social media. I’m so curious where she’s going with this:
I can’t wait to see all the looks either. If there’s anyone who knows how to give us a look, it’s Rihanna. And we’re getting a whole runway show livestreamed on YouTube. I’m ready to see what will be in my closet in six months.