Rihanna revolutionizes the world of lingerie with Savage X Fenty


Liam Hayward, Editor

It has been over five years since artist Rihanna has dropped an album or single. Her fans have been craving music, bombarding all of her social medias asking, and even begging for an album. Rihanna, however, has consistently proven that music isn’t all she is capable of. She has created extremely diverse and game changing makeup and skincare lines, Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin, alongside her two fashion brands, Fenty and Savage X Fenty. Rihanna has shown the world that music isn’t everything to her, and that she is a creative person who will never stop expanding her limits.

Savage X Fenty is Rihanna’s world renowned lingerie line, similar to Victoria Secret. As with everything she does, Rihanna has made sure this line breaks boundaries with diversity and inclusivity, whether it be through body inclusivity or racial diversity. Alongside this clothing brand, Rihanna has held three fashion shows for Savage X Fenty. These shows are unlike any other, as they depict more of a performance than just a cookie-cutter runway show.

This year, with COVID-19, the Savage X Fenty show was completely digitized, meaning there were no guests, and it could only be streamed through Amazon Prime Video. The show was made into an entire production, and you could hardly tell it was even about the clothes at times, but not in a bad way.

Rihanna always goes above and beyond with everything she does, this show being no exception. It divides itself into different parts, each surrounding a certain aspect that makes up Savage X Fenty. For example, there is a part of the show where it shows Rihanna’s talent and love regarding fabrics, and how she works with them and picks the best quality materials for her clothes. There is also a section about sexuality, which shows how confidence and self-love are equally, if not more important, than sharing your sexuality with someone else. 

This show, although extremely artistic and entertaining, is not for everyone. It is a lingerie show after all, so I would only recommend it to mature audiences. The show has top models and performers like Bella Hadid, Cara Delevigne, Bad Bunny, Travis Scott, Lizzo and Rosalia. It also has a large amount of extremely talented dancers and performers, who make a very unique and beautiful fashion show, unlike any others of its kind. 

I think the show was amazing. It really shows how the clothes move and look on all body types, and strays away from the decades of strict ‘model type bodies’ that we are so used to seeing, especially from brands like Victoria’s Secret. In comparison to the 2019 show, I think I like this one better. The 2019 show was also amazing, and I prefer the music from that show. However, this year brought something completely new to the fashion industry, and told a story that strayed from just clothing. 

Everything, down to the colors, locations, music and geometry of the set, as well as all of the diverse models and clothing, was impeccable. I would definitely recommend this show to anyone who is interested in Rihanna, fashion, music or dance. The show includes both men and women, and it is very empowering to see all colors, shapes and sizes on screen. Rihanna is not someone to underestimate, and this shows in all of her work, including her fashion shows.