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Flip-flop heels and skintight Lycra: it could only be Rihanna’s New York Fashion Week show
Source: telegraph.co.uk   |   September 11, 2017   |  61 Views

Fenty x Puma SS18. CREDIT: GETTY

11 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 8:47AM

There's no city quite like New York when it comes to ‘hot ticket’ fashion shows. There's Alexander Wang’s #wangfest, Philipp Plein’s ‘girl gone bad’ with performances from Future and Dita von Teese, and Rihanna’s own fashion line, Fenty x Puma. On the Upper East Side, the queue for the latter wrapped round the block.

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Rihanna rode around her SS18 show set on a motorbike. CREDIT: FILMMAGIC

Twenty minutes later, I enter to find a mountainous pink sand dune. An upwards sloping black ramp on this pepto-pink moonscape is ominous - and rightly so, as three motocross riders did flips mid-air to open (and close) the show, now back in New York after a sojourn to Paris last season. Model of the moment Slick Woods was zipped in on the back of another back in the first look, a utilitarian navy vinyl jumpsuit with big plastic buckets.

Fenty x Puma SS18.

Fenty x Puma SS18. CREDIT: GETTY

Navy proved to be a key colour, in parachute jackets and trousers. But there was bright pink, too, in zip front vests and seat buckle belts. Motocross stripes and slogans marked skin tight Lycra, looser cargo trousers and even leathers. Neutrals of black and khaki were interspersed with fire-jacket orange and flashes of neon

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