Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Rihanna has 'fearless style'

Rihanna

Rihanna's stylist Mel Ottenberg has revealed how "fun" it is to see Rihanna being so "fearless" about her tour wardrobe choices.

The pop songstress is currently on her Diamonds world tour and is impressing audiences with seven custom-made costumes from a range of designers.

The onstage outfits feature input from luxe label creators including Riccardo Tisci, Raf Simons, Alber Elbaz, and Rihanna's stylist Mel Ottenberg is proud of the beauty's innovative approach to fashion.

“The most amazing thing about Rihanna is what a chameleon she is,” she told style.com. “She’s always up for something new. She’s fearless, she knows what she likes, and it’s fun to see which ideas she’ll jump for.”

Rihanna's tour wardrobe features a Givenchy cape, a tailor-made Lanvin jumpsuit and a range of flesh-baring attire, including bras and shorts.

Mel thinks the high-fashion designers pulled out all of the stops when it came to creating the singer's outfits.

“Riccardo blew it out of the park. And Givenchy went above and beyond with the level of customisation, and dealing with all the pop-world craziness," she gushed.

"And with Lanvin, I knew that, more than anybody, [Alber] would just murder a strong sparkly look to work with the idea of Diamonds.”

Adam Selman also contributed to the costumes, and created a red-and-yellow leather bra and pants ensemble for one section of the show. The designer - who collaborated with Rihanna on her River Island collection - also created the much-talked about holographic money dress.

“It was eighties David Lee Roth bouncing around on stage mixed with a sleek Lamborghini/Ferrari situation,” Mel laughed about the red-and-yellow combo, before adding about the hologram outfit: “The whole thing is very Thug Life Tupac mixed with nineties candy raver."

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