Rihanna took buzzy brand Vetements for a stroll in and around Stockholm Tuesday night. The singer stopped in the Swedish capital for a step in her international “Anti” world tour, and later went out in the city wearing a maximalist long-sleeve, ruffled yellow floral frock from the label’s spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection. In true Rihanna fashion, she accessorized the look with an edgy pair of clunky, midlength boots, a black overcoat strewn over her shoulders and a high topknot.
The singer has a known affinity for young, up-and-coming designers — for the recent “This Is What You Came For” music video, she wore a design from 28-year-old Brooklyn-based Isabel Hall, who had just graduated from Pratt with a degree in fashion design. The look was from her senior-year graduation collection.
Demna Gvasalia and his Vetements design collective recently nabbed a highly coveted spot on the Paris couture calendar for the first time, as a guest member. Gvasalia, who took the reins as artistic director for Balenciaga last year, has been largely embraced by the fashion community. His work — both at Vetements and at Balenciaga — has been championed by Rihanna’s longtime stylist Mel Ottenberg. Rihanna is also known to support Adam Selman, Ottenberg’s partner, wearing his collection consistently.
“Thank you #STOCKHOLM for being one of the LIVEST crowds I’ve ever experienced!!! #ANTIWORLDTOUR,” Rihanna recently posted on Instagram, alongside a photo from her performance. She also spent July 4 in the Scandinavian nation — and took the opportunity to flash a dose of American pride through a flag-themed purse.
Next up, Rihanna continues her tour in Denmark, followed by performances in Germany, Italy and France.