Three Celebrity Collections end NYFW With a Bang


Rhianna sports lingerie from her SavagexFenty collection which will stream on Amazon Prime on Sept. 20. (Courtesy of Facebook)

The end of New York Fashion Week, Fall 19 was indicative of the changes happening within the industry, namely runway alternatives and a push toward diversity.

A constellation of star-studded showcases including Zendaya, Serena Williams and Rihanna, the celebrity it-girls of NYFW 19, helped accomplish these revolutions. Williams debuted her first original collection, Rihanna’s SavagexFenty returned for a sequel, while ZENDAYAXTOMMY kissed the runway goodbye.

ZENDAYAXTOMMY, Zendaya’s collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger, was a blowout success. The collection was an unmistakable ode to the 1970s, featuring loud patterns, bold textures and multiple menswear-inspired pieces.
Zendaya is known for rocking a perfectly-tailored power suit, so it came as no surprise that her Fall 2019 collection included killer jackets and trousers.

The business-casual look is hot right now, and Zendaya turned the temperature up with her chic sets for in and out of the boardroom.

She sported a sexy snake print suit while her co-conspirator Hilfiger sat clad in black and white gingham. Her fellow “Euphoria” cast members sat in the front row enthusiastically cheering on the models.

Although this is the last we will see of ZENDAYAXTOMMY, Zendaya is surely not jumping ship on the fashion industry. The style icon had a wildly successful year with the release of “Spider-man: Far From Home” and the hit HBO show “Euphoria.” 2019 propelled Zendaya into superstardom, and she has every intention of maintaining that status.

The SavagexFenty show will be available to stream on Amazon Prime on Sept. 20, and sneak peeks from the show surely did not disappoint. Rihanna is capitalizing on the move away from the runway.

The singer turned fashion mogul certainly did not forget her roots as a performer in planning the concept for her lingerie show. The show featured Rihanna surrounded by her models dancing on staggered platforms in a music-video esque showcase. A$AP Ferg, Tierra Whack and Migos were some of the big name artists who provided the live soundtrack to the show.

Diversity is always at the core of Rihanna’s makeup and apparel ventures, reflecting her commitment to inclusive lingerie. Victoria’s Secret better take some notes if they want to keep their reign on the lingerie industry.

Serena Williams has made a name for herself in the fashion world as of late. She won the U.S. Open last August in a black tutu designed by Virgil Abloh.

Her neon yellow Versace Met Gala gown paired with Off-White Nike Air Force One sneakers made a statement this May. S by Serena was a celebration of women like herself who break barriers and cause controversy.

The collection featured animal prints and lively colors much like ZENDAYAXTOMMY. The pieces draw from `90s street style, a trend that has had a hold on the runway for quite some time. Williams’ purple zebra print and neon green trench coats are not for women who tend to stay quiet.

A wide range of sizes was also the hallmark of S by Serena, ensuring women of all body types and builds feel included.
The week was a huge step off the beaten path. Celebrities wowed with original collections while designers exhibited more socially-aware shows.

The very fabric of the fashion show is changing rapidly. Spring 2020 in New York is bound to showcase even more originality and innovation.