Adam Selman “learned a lot” while working with Rihanna for Savage X Fenty’s first-ever designer collaboration.
Selman was tapped by the Umbrella hitmaker to create a sensual lingerie collection for her brand back in 2018, and the pair have finally released their Valentine’s Day-themed capsule line.
Working with Savage x Fenty’s inclusive size range – which goes from XS to 3X – was a “fascinating” experience for the American designer, and he wanted to make sure he followed Rihanna’s brief.
“Before we presented things to Rihanna, I would go ahead and fit everything in advance on three different sizes,” he told Fashionista. “Because of the size range that Savage X is able to do, I really learned a lot about the fit and the process and the bodies. I wanted to make sure that in my collaboration I offered the exact same thing for a straight-sized model to a curvy (model).
“If you have never seen Rihanna fit a panty, you’re really missing out.”
The fashion star, who created the singer’s infamous sheer, Swarovski crystal-encrusted gown for the CFDA Fashion Awards in 2014, was inspired by her total confidence while creating the collection.
“I think that she really taught me that it is about confidence – the clothes can give you that confidence, but also building the clothes with confidence is such a key part of the process,” Selman shared.
Adam Selman for Savage X Fenty is available now, with prices ranging from $16 to $84 (£12 – £64).
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