Need a reminder of just how cool FENTY PUMA by Rihanna’s Fall/Winter 17 collection is? Flash back to March 6 when the alternative school of It models—among them, Slick Woods, Adwoa Aboah, and Hanne Gaby Odiele—owned the majestic Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Models marched down the long tabletops past the Emeralite lamps of the historic Parisian library like a student body that broke out of detention early, all wearing RiRi’s badass take on back-to-school style.
For her third collection, Rihanna calls on American high school cliques as muses, blending together the cliché styles of goths, jocks, prepsters, skaters, bad gals, and nerds into one seriously chic cool-girl uniform. “When I was in school, it was always my dream to be able to dress up in whatever I wanted,” Rihanna tells us. “But in Barbados, it was mandatory to wear a school uniform.” Considering Slick walked the runway exposing her tattooed bare chest under an open floor-length checked puffer coat, we’d say this collection reinforces principals’ desires for compulsory uniforms at schools everywhere.
Make no mistake—these sporty pieces are anything but casual. Check out our must-haves from the new F/W 17 FENTY PUMA by Rihanna collection (all shoppable thanks to Nordstrom), and see the three ways we’re wearing them with our chicest fall staples.
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Invites to the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna runway show arrived in the form of a card asking guests to report to detention, so it’s no surprise this all has a slight Breakfast Club feel. We love this look for bringing together every pieces from high school archetype into one harmonious look: the jock’s collegiate outerwear, the rebel’s leather skirt, the preppy girl’s blazer, and the goth’s cleated creepers (oh yes, they’re back).
Just when we thought we’d seen every iteration of athleisure, Rihanna has gone and injected a whole slew of new sportswear-inspired pieces into our fall wardrobes. We’re making this look occasion-worthy by playing up the unexpected color combinations.
This must-have crop hoodie is just asking to be paired with other cool-girl calling cards—think acid-wash jeans. Pop the collar on that heritage-print coat and throw on your dark glasses to make it across the student parking lot undetected.