Monday, October 3, 2016 by Wendy Lam
Rihanna and PUMA took their latest Spring/Summer 2017 FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Collection to Paris Fashion Week in front of an intimate audience in the beautiful salons of Hotel Saloman de Rothschild last week. The collection was inspired by the 18th century France during the time period of Louis XVI and fuses it with a street style vibe.
The collection did not disappoint, so chic! I love the color palette and feminine touches on sporty silhouettes. I’m all about the oversized shapes, loving it! Also love the accessories and shoes, those mules and slides are everything! And how sexy is the satin touch on the corset and lingerie fused with sportswear, so luxurious!!! Props, it just gets better! Can’t wait to get my hands on the collection next spring.
“I am really excited about this collection as its very fun and light. Showing in Paris was the perfect backdrop as I pulled a lot of inspiration from France, Marie Antoinette and The Palace of Versailles specifically,” said Creative Director Rihanna. “Mixing athletic wear with regal touches was a challenge and I hope everyone loves the results. I cannot wait to wear this collection.”
This season’s FENTY collection interprets the romance and grandeur of French culture with a delicate color palette, luxurious fabrics, intricate ruffles and pleating, and playful bows and ties. Rihanna stayed true to PUMA’s sport heritage by reimagining and transforming traditional track suits, boxing robes, tennis dresses and polos.
Now sit back and check out the full collection below and start making your wishlist!
The collection continues to play with exaggerated and oversized shapes, while soft pinks, lavenders, and nudes compliment and contrast hard, edgy, sporty looks in olive and rich brown. The collection, designed for both men and women in mind, includes tiered jackets, in a lightweight onion skin fabric, embroidered tricot track dresses and suits, and jacquard pieces uniquely featuring the signature PUMA cat in a custom FENTY floral motif.