Rihanna is the latest star to grace the cover of W Magazine. The Barbados native can be found on the cover of the magazine’s September 2016 issue as the post-apocalyptic warrior queen — and she looks amazing!
W Magazine’s creative director Edward Enninful shared details on turning Rihanna into a futuristic queen.
“I take random inspiration from everywhere,” he said. “I was obsessed with these pictures of military men running around with dogs on their backs, and I was like ‘Oh, that’s a statement about today.’ The thing about Rihanna is that she never wants to repeat something she’s done, and she did a video where she wore lots of camouflage – so I knew I didn’t want to do a military story. Instead, I wanted to do something that was set in the future world. We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to take this concept and apply it to the last woman on earth, the last warrior on earth, really.'”
He continues, “Instead of doing military clothes, I wanted something more futuristic, which is very much a part of the [fall] season…When I talked to Rihanna, I told her that I didn’t think she should wear clothes off the runway because a queen gets her clothes made. So then we got designers, like Prada, Margiela, to make specific things for her…And Rihanna was very involved. With Rihanna, it’s always a collaboration and that’s why I love her so much. So I’ll send her ideas, she’ll bounce them back. It’s not me going, “Here you go, Ri.” It’s 100 percent collaboration. I’ll send her one of the sketches and she’ll say “Oh I love it,” or “I wish it was shorter.”
Catch Rihanna on her ANTI World Tour, which is in support of her latest album that is now certified platinum.
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