While some New York brands are setting sail for Paris, others are returning to the Big Apple. Case in point: Rihanna's Fenty x Puma, which has showed in the French capital for the past two seasons. Now, the singer (and footwear designer, philanthropist, and all-around badass) is returning to New York for Spring 2018. Her very first show in New York was for Fall 2016—how time flies!
RiRi—or Puma for that matter—has yet to reveal concrete details on the upcoming romp that will take place in September, but if her past few catwalk extravaganzas are any indication, it’s going to be one hot ticket—and probably brimming with cool, gender-fluid designs that will realistically only look good on Rihanna, and maybe a Hadid or two.
In other NYFW news, Kanye West is reportedly vying for a slot on the Spring 2018 CFDA calendar to present his sixth Yeezy collection, which will be designed in collaboration with Adidas, WWD reports.
The news recalls last season, when he did the Kanye West-iest thing possible and completely bypassed the CFDA, taking a spot on the calendar that was already reserved by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa.
Yo, I’m really happy for you, West, but Steven Kolb, the president of the CFDA, had the best quote of all time about that hilarious incident: “Once again, the CFDA was not approached or consulted about the possibility of Kanye West showing on the official New York Fashion Week schedule,” Kolb told the trade in February. “This bad behavior is not acceptable to the CFDA and should not be tolerated by the industry.”
For the record, West ended up showing his Fall 2017 collection two hours earlier than his desired time, apparently calling Kolb and telling him he had no idea there was a scheduling conflict. Because, you know, the schedule isn't available online or anything.
Anyway, at least he’s following the rules like a commoner this time around. And despite the fact that he's thrown a massive, full-scale concert at Madison Square Garden and has inconvenienced basically everyone in the industry by having them trek on over to Roosevelt Island in the middle of fashion week, West’s forthcoming show will likely draw the biggest names in fashion, all of whom will probably sit front row and write rave reviews about crappy clothes. What a time to be alive.