Rihanna’s Boots Have Divided the Internet
Rihanna has kept a pretty low profile since welcoming her baby boy with A$AP Rocky back in May, so we were thrilled to be treated to a rare recent sighting — which saw her wearing divisive, of course.
While her bold red lips, RZA album tee and luscious long locks are something to behold — it’s her choice of footwear that everyone is talking about.
The boots are made with a variety of materials, including suede, denim, patent leather and regular leather, and cut an exaggerated 3D shape with a slightly turned-up pointed toe.
“We always try to invite our customers to enjoy the garments and play with them,” creative director Glenn Martens told Vogue of the presentation’s many provocative silhouettes. “It’s a bit like Gothic cathedrals, a Flemish vibe… like Bruges.”
The boots were the centrepiece of Y/Project’s latest collection, contrasting with the soft materials and silhouettes and adding a layer of grunge and structure to each look.
Rihanna paired a flared suede version of the boots with a black denim miniskirt by R13, a RZA’s Birth of a Prince (2003) album tee shirt and an archive pistachio anaconda handbag from Tom Ford’s spring/summer 1996 Gucci collection. NTB.
This style of extreme thigh-high boot has been slowing making its way onto the high fashion scene, with its pointed toe, looser fit and and crumbled texture.
What do you think of them?