With every passing Savage X Fantasy show, the Rihanna-Helmed brand pushes us closer to a fashion industry where curved and straight-sized models enjoy equal representation, trans models are just the norm, and disabled models are no longer a big thought. In fact, diversity is so natural and intuitive to the brand that while watching the Volume 3 Runway show, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on September 24, it almost creates an illusion that as an industry, we are already there. But in reality, the level of inclusion of the underwear brand is external. On the Savage X Fanti Runway, all models are just models, a mirror of the brand’s customer base and this time they are carrying a delightful pile of vinyl and glitter.
We’re talking about Rihanna here, so of course the experience (“experience”, because at the moment, Savage X looks beyond the fantasy runway) came with a star studded roster featuring performances by Normani, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Jazmin, and appearances by Sullivan, Emily Ratovic. And much more. There were some traditional themed-risk runway moments during the nearly minute-by-minute presentation, but, based on the inclusion of dance from previous Savage X fantasy shows, the models showcased the new collection, mainly through an impressive and contagious display of choreography. For the most part, the show features an underwear-filled ride upstairs that can only be thought of as a beautiful exclusive tower, each section of the show separated by a different celebrity model with a Savage X Fantasy look in an elevator, and each floor having its own farming environment. Brings.
The show began with a performance by Jade Nova, with dancers climbing and locking up a rolling set of stairs and the first taste of a heavy (and welcome) dose of vinyl from the new lingerie collection. If we put it bluntly, the opening spot goes to Cindy Crawford (with a bit of a push, though, can you blame Rihanna for being a fan?). The 90s supermodel wore a teal blue satin maxi dress (imagine descending the stairs to your home), with an O-ring on her neckline closing the details found on the dancers’ lingerie set. If there was any indication of listing one of the Big Five as a runway opener, it was clear that we were there to do a show.
The rapper’s biya performs both and opens up to the next floor, wearing a glittering lime green lace skirt and bra set, while the dancers again till vinyl hot pants … or panties – your choice. Normany enjoyed a lonely moment in an unforgettable green and black, sequin-ornamented lace bodysuit, and later, Emily Ratajkowski took off her shirt from the back of a black car and came out to reveal a sparkling fuchsia bandwagon on a string thong set, such as a middle-of-the-road. Then there was one of the delicious runway moments mentioned: when the camera hits the perfect angle, it can be seen that the models are shaded in a fitting shape of an “X”, fuchsia, black or beige high-heeled pajama set, shorts, boxer, thigh-high stockings, And Ricky Martin wearing a black monogrammed dress followed by a cutout slip dress.
The next floor took on a tougher tone – and by that, we’re mostly saying that Jazmin Sullivan had her sexual arousal “on it”. This time, the elevator sets Vienna Hagens in a white lace skirt like Bia, Irina Shayke in a camera-cut metallic snake print, cutout body suit, models in the neighborhood wearing different silhouettes of the same fabric. Next, Ericah Badu, dressed in a snake print body suit and maxi dress, leads an energetic and fun-filled men’s clothing-dedicated floor, which is at the same time one step closer to Rihanna’s entrance (we were all waiting for it). Before the Gigi Hadid elevator scene was cut, the woman danced briefly in fuchsia, snake-skin strapless tube tops and shorts and lace stockings in the sensual red light, which introduced a glittering sequence of styles that fans first want to get their hands on (monogrammed), sequins and costumes. Silver plated babydoll dress is on the list).
To finally enter the elevator, Rihanna expected the roof show to close in on one of the most dramatically seductive looks: a sunken neck, a lace maxi dress with a thong and lots of thighs. After all, the collection seemed like a tribute to the return of the over-the-top glam, though ironically, its pieces are largely worn indoors (or are they?). Still, from glam glam, and vinyl bras to chainmail halter tops, your underwear drawer won’t know what hit it.
Continue scrolling to the front for a few exclusive shots from the show. Then, start by deciding which Savage X Fenty underwear styles you want to snatch and get ready to buy the collection on September 24 at Savage X Fanti and Amazon’s fashion store.