Rihanna's Savage x Fenty NYFW Show Is A Lesson In Real Model Diversity and Inclusivity
Because it isn't just token representation - it's real representation.
Rihanna just showed the brand new Savage x Fenty lingerie collection at New York Fashion Week and she wins. Of course.
In a rare occurrence at fashion month, the show was actually diverse and body positive - and not just the usual let’s-just-throw-in-a-few-token-models-of-colour-and-a-girl-who-isn't-size-0-and-pretend-we’re-super-inclusive-and-woke kinda thing.
There were big women, small women, black women, brown women, pregnant women, dimply women, short hair, natural hair, no hair, peroxide hair, big boobs, little boobs - all wrapped up in some nice lace that looks both comfortable and practical.
Like, no-one was fixing straps or subtly yanking out wedgies when everyone was moving and dancing and writhing around the stage, which was themed around the Garden of Eden. A nice reminder bodies are made for more than just gliding down a catwalk to prop up some clothes.
Among the models were a few familiar faces including Slick Woods, Leomie Anderson, Bella and Gigi Hadid. And RiRi, obvi.
It’s a welcome celebration in all shapes, sizes and colours. Especially when you contrast it with the biggest lingerie show in the world, Victoria’s Secret. Which, sure, is a spectacle. But it’s also a 6 foot, very slim, hairless, bronzed walking billboard for a very narrow beauty ideal.
All praise our saviour Queen Ri Ri.
Check out loads more pics from the show below...
All The Pics From Rihanna's Savage x Fenty FW18 Lingerie Show At NYFW
- Words by Georgie Wright.