Why Fashion Should Pay Attention to the Savage X Fenty Show
Last week, Rihanna released Volume 2 of the virtual runway show for her lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, on Amazon Prime. Along with new fresh styles of lingerie and nightwear, the show features many celebs such as Lizzo, Travis Scott, Willow Smith, Paris Hilton, Cara Delevingne and more.
The hour-long virtual fashion show was considered groundbreaking by viewers. After years of being accustomed to runway shows like the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, featuring VS Angels (usually a size 0) wearing what would only be available to straight-sized customers up to extra-large. The VS show has been the same for years. Viewers weren’t turning in to the show like they used to, so VS pulled the plug on the show.
The Savage X Fenty show promotes body acceptance by casting models and dancers of all sizes, genders and sexual orientations. The same outfits were showcased on different bodies, looking absolutely fierce and fabulous. The performances varied in style and environment, adding to the diversity of the show. Rihanna herself exudes untamable Poison Ivy vibes as she emerges from the petals of a larger-than-life plant to welcome everyone to her jungle of fabulousness. And all are welcomed.
e. On the Fenty website, a section dedicated to the Fashion Show, “Backed by 138 hours of dance rehearsal and featuring 165 different looks, the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 was not just a fashion show but a celebration of individuality and self-expression.” This celebration is the base of Rihanna’s brand. Inclusivity is paramount, from her fashion line to her makeup line. Take note, fashion industry. — Erin Edmonds