Rihanna opens New York pop-up shop for her Fenty label

Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world and the first black woman to head a fashion house for LVMH. (File/AFP)
Updated 19 June 2019

Rihanna opens New York pop-up shop for her Fenty label

  • Fenty will unveil a new mini-collection at the pop-up store
  • Most of the items will be also available at their online shop

NEW YORK: Rolling out her concept of fashion that is not a slave to the seasons or the shackles of Fashion Week, Rihanna opened the second pop-up shop of her Fenty brand in New York Tuesday, a month after the launch of the new fashion house in Paris.
Fenty, which the Barbados-born diva launched with French luxury powerhouse LVMH, has set up shop in fashionable Soho store The Webster and officially opens to the public from Wednesday until June 30.
It provided an occasion for the young fashion house to unveil a new mini-collection, called “6-19” after its launch date, following on from the inaugural “5-19” collection in Paris last month.
Some pieces from the first collection are back, alongside some new items, including a series of dresses and skirts in bold colors like orange or yellow but also some very dense prints.
The cuts are figure-hugging with plunging necklines and the label has chosen soft materials such as satin or mesh.
Most of the pieces are available online from Wednesday, with the exception of a set of T-shirts, at $230 each, which are only available in the store before being marketed online in July.
The prices of the collection are similar to the Paris offerings, which ranged from $250 for a T-shirt to more than $1,000 for a denim jacket or pantsuit.
Rihanna, the world’s richest female musician, is the first black woman to head up a fashion house for Paris-based LVMH, which owns Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Givenchy among others.
Fenty, named for the 31-year-old singer, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is LVMH’s first new luxury brand from scratch since the launch of Christian Lacroix in 1987.


Italian jewelry house pledges profits from new ring to Beirut blast victims 

Updated 06 August 2020

Italian jewelry house pledges profits from new ring to Beirut blast victims 

DUBAI: An Italian jewelry house has pledged to donate all of its profits from the sale of a new ring to the victims of the Beirut blast.

Bosses at Repossi said 100 percent of takings from its Berbere Chromatic ring, which retails at around $3,438, would go toward helping those left homeless by the deadly explosion at the Lebanese port.

Writing to its 224,000 Instagram followers, the brand said: “In response to the tragic event in Beirut, Lebanon, Repossi unveils the new Berbere Chromatic ring. All profits from the sale of this ring will be donated to the Lebanese Red Cross.”

Founded in 1945, the humanitarian organization has been on the frontline providing emergency medical aid to victims of the massive blast.

Meanwhile, celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, DJ Khaled, and singer Dua Lipa, have been taking to social media to show their support for victims and online influencers around the world have been urging their followers to make donations toward rescue and recovery work.