Fashion ShowsRihanna Thinks Men Would Look Dope In Pink Satin Boiler Suits
And who are we to argue with that?
Rihanna’s women’s runway show for Puma, staged in Paris yesterday, was by most accounts totally lit. The collection’s inspiration was “Marie Antoinette goes to the gym” and it won praise for feeling in step with today’s athleisure and streetwear influences, without being the same old oversized hoodie trick. Plus, it was authentic. Rihanna’s unique mix of decadence and glamour and down-to-earth tomboy cool was perfectly captured in the clothes. Given that Fenty Puma by Rihanna has been selling like hot cakes since it first launched in stores, we have faith that the offering will also make Puma some money as well.
Now, all that said, the menswear lineup is not quite as easy to wrap up in a satin bow. The half-dozen men’s looks (technically, they’re billed as unisex) included a pink brocade boiler suit and a lilac tunic-length anorak with matching lilac pants. Accessories ranged from a lace do-rag to a giant pearl choker and purple satin sneakers affixed with a bow on top. These are editorial clothes, for fashion enthusiasts—male or female—and, truth be told, some may not even end up in stores.
Look a little bit closer though, and there were a few men’s buys that will have a much broader draw IRL. An army green hoodie with floral embroidery, blue brocade bomber jacket, and white techy anorak will appeal to leagues of dudes (and girls, too) who commit to the athleisure look, no matter what season it is. And we wouldn’t be surprised if the brand squeezes out some sweats and T-shirts in cool pastel colors to round things out on shelves. In other words, yeah, we might line up.