Last season, Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma athleisure took cues from “Marie Antoinette at the gym.” This season, she delivered gym clothes with a prep school twist, transforming her set into a campus library. Models stomped down the tops of desks like kids gone wild at detention in the looks to match that kind of rebellious teen spirit — riffs on preppy plaids and knits with varsity letters.
It’s as if Rihanna and Cher Horowitz got to design school uniforms — edgy and sexy renditions for both men and women. Lace-up corsets and crop tops feature prominently, as do body-conscious knits, but the wow-factor comes from the outerwear. Capes, hoodies, and puffers are cinched at the waist, finished in furry, fluffy iterations, and in oversize proportions. It’s the stuff Rihanna would throw on over a bra top with a pair of thigh-high boots to have a whole outfit. Thus, Rihanna’s school of style is in session.