This article is about a pop star who turned out to be the powerhouse of fashion. The singer cemented her status with an epic show at New York fashion week when she launched her own brand with a line of beauty products. Rihanna announced as a keynote speaker at a prestigious fashion industry conference. Being a songwriter, singer, actor, and now a fashion designer, this was perhaps the least clumsy way to describe her.
Born in St Michael, Robyn Rihanna Fenty had a childhood that was marred by her father’s addictions to crack alcohol and cocaine. It also contributed to her parents’ divorce during her early teens. Singing has been her favorite hobby for her. It was until the summer of 2001 when she formed a group along with two of her friends. It was then when she scored an audition with the music producer Evan Rogers.
Rihanna’s life changed then. She started getting projects and signed to a six-album deal. In the year 2007, a song called Umbrella was launched, which was earlier rejected by Britney Spears and Mary J Blige. But Rihanna took the song up as a challenge and became a sensation over-night.
Shades of Rihanna
Being one of the global megastars, Rihanna became the creative director of Puma, a sportswear company. She staged an epic fashion week show in New York. She completed the motocross stunts across pink glitter mountains that charmed her critics and delighted her fans. After this, the launch of her Fenty Beauty range in the same week had set a new standard by catering to all skin tones. This line of the beauty products launched 40 shades of foundation. The darker shades were sold out within days marking Rihanna as a powerhouse in this diverse marketplace.
Rihanna, a style icon
Rihanna made a shift from sweatpants and sparkles popstrel to controversial, edgy baiting sex symbol that caught the fashion industry’s attention. At Grammys, she wore semi-transparent Jean Paul Gaultier. Rihanna is described as “one of the hottest, coolest, most liked, most talented, most followed, most listened to and most impressive artists at work today” by Times magazine in 2012.
Her fashion connections grew to include collaboration with Manolo Blahnik and an ambassadorship with Dior. Tom Ford described Rihanna’s style as “fearless, daring, and constantly evolving.” Where other celebrities stick doggedly to the look, a stylist has deemed right for their “personal brand,” we have seen Rihanna having fun with her clothes.
It was in the year 2014 at CFDA awards where she wore a Swarovski-crystal fishnet bodysuit with a nude thong, a white fur stole, and a matching turban.
Rihanna’s transition in the field of fashion has marked the transition from fashion plate to fashion leader.
The past year has marked Rihanna’s transition from fashion plate to fashion leader. She has marked a significant foot in the history of the entertainment and fashion industry. Being one of the world’s leading pop star Rihanna has shown how fierce and successful one can become. As being said, she truly is a powerhouse of fashion.