Rihanna was photographed heading to a photo shoot last night in New York City. The singer has a growing collection of incredible vintage pieces and she has added another covetable piece. It’s a camouflage bomber jacket by Raf Simons from his Autumn/Winter 2001 menswear collection. This collection signalled Raf’s return to fashion after a year-long break and he certainly had a lot to say. The show was titled “riot, riot, riot” and was staged in a abandoned factory in Paris. The collection totally eschewed the trends of the day and instead featured loose shapes and lots of layering with a post-apocalyptic twist (ten years before dystopia became a trend). Take a good look at the jacket below.
The collection was partly inspired by the band Manic Street Preachers hence the rock band patches used throughout including this bomber jacket worn by Rihanna. This archival piece features shades of grey and faded greens with a solid black collar and cuffs. The interior is lined in a bright orange and there are two flap pockets on the front and one zip pocket on the sleeve. Kanye West was spotted in another jacket from this collection late last year. The rarity and trendsetting nature of these pieces make them highly collectable. She also wore a hoody from Simons’ Spring/Summer 2004 collection (click here to watch) and vintage Helmut Lang jeans. These three items were selected from stylist David Casavant‘s archives.
Although we didn’t get very high-quality pictures of Rihanna’s outfit, you can still see that she wore several rings by Lynn Ban. The black rhodium and black diamond rings included a few Crest rings and Chevron rings. About two weeks ago Rih gave us a close look at some of her Lynn Ban rings and you can view that post here. Her shoes are Balenciaga‘s Unit biker ankle boots. The high-top, lace-up shoes have a Velcro ankle strap and a distinctive black and white marbled sole. You can purchase them at MatchesFashion.com for $955.
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- Balenciaga Unit leather biker ankle boots ($955)
- Lynn Ban diamond chevron ring in yellow gold ($5,700)
- Lynn Ban diamond chevron phalanx ring in yellow gold ($5,700)
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