Showcasing the good, the bad and the ugly, “Look of the Week” is a regular series dedicated to unpacking the most talked about outfits of the past seven days.
While her RZA tee, sunglasses and snakeskin print bag were already made for a casual yet chic outfit, Rihanna took things to the next level with a pair of giant slouchy boots that touched the hem of her denim miniskirt.
A complete look of Rihanna with spectacular boots. Credit: Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images
Another style of Y/Project boot from this summer’s Menswear Spring/Summer 2023 show. Credit: Christy Sparrow/Getty Images
Similar styles are also appearing on the runways, with several designers resurrecting over-the-knee boots as part of bulkier silhouettes. For Fall/Winter 2022, high-top riding boots from Acne Studios brought poignant drama to Paris Fashion Week, and Isabelle Marant sent a whole bunch of high-thigh, sagging models onto the runway (though they were noticeably slimmer than Rihanna).
Elsewhere, Vivienne Westwood created sculpted teal and white versions, Chanel pushed the boat forward with a pair of rugged thigh-high wellies, and Vetements created a pair of bold, gender-neutral buckle boots.
It remains to be seen if Rihanna’s giant take on the trend will go mainstream. After all, there are things only RiRi can do.