The ANTI World Tour started in Jacksonville, Florida last night and it was a sold-out show. Rihanna is always a bit of a rebel and the name of her new album really reflects that. She’s known for her chart-topping pop songs but she opened the show with Stay, one of her best ballads, which was a totally unexpected move. This is the third tour that Mel Ottenberg has styled (he previously worked on the Loud and Diamonds tours) and he always seems to find the right balance between Rihanna’s current style preferences and what will work on stage. Ottenberg and his team have given Haus of Rihanna all the details on her costumes. Here’s what she wore:
The Barbadian singer surprised the fans in attendance by entering the arena from the back wearing a coat made by Craig Green. The hooded piece is short in the back but long at the sides with oversized front pockets. The coat, of course, features the menswear designer’s signature ribbon details.
Underneath the coat is a tee-inspired romper by Adam Selman (this is the designer’s third time creating costumes for Rihanna’s tours). Her gold hoop earrings were custom made by Jacquie Aiche who cites Rihanna as her main muse.
The second costume included more custom pieces by Adam Selman. It comprised a durag (not pictured above) and a beige catsuit. The catsuit features a zip front closure, lace-up detail and back pockets. Her ankle boots were designed by Manolo Blahnik who Rihanna recently collaborated with on a capsule collection of denim-inspired shoes that will be launched in May.
Rihanna then switched things up with a custom look from Armani Privé (she recently wore a Spring 2016 couture dress to the Brit Awards). She graced the stage in a hooded cloak that is very fairy tale villain and she removed it to reveal a stunning, sleeveless jumpsuit (completely sheer!) adorned with crystal and fringe accents. It looks amazing in motion. The shoes for this outfit are a pair of black suede pumps by Manolo Blahnik.
Finally, Rihanna closed the show in an oversized brown pantsuit by Y/Project. She first wore the brand last year when she did a surprise performance in aid of charity. Her top is a custom leather, lace-up corset by LA Roxx. Her jewellery for this look is a custom choker by Jacquie Aiche while her shoes are Manolo Blahnik.
Update: Here are the sketch of Rihanna’s jumpsuit done by Mr. Armani and a photo of the custom canvas chap boots designed by Giuseppe Zanotti.
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