Rihanna Goes Unexpectedly Minimalist in a Quiet Luxury Jumpsuit

The noted maximalist went understated for a London red carpet.

Rihanna attends a Fenty Puma event in London wearing a gray jacket and blonde hair
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Fresh off of living it up at Coachella this past weekend, Rihanna is crossing continents and dabbling in new aesthetics. She celebrated the latest drop for Fenty x Puma's Creeper Phatty sneakers last night in London wearing a very Rihanna take on quiet luxury: a minimalist jumpsuit.

On Wednesday, April 17, the multi-hyphenate arrived at London's Tobacco Dock wearing an oversize dark gray jumpsuit from Peter Do's Fall/Winter 2024 collection. She layered a lighter gray, ultra-baggy tailored jacket, also from the brand, on top of the one-piece.

Rihanna at the FENTY x PUMA Creeper Phatty Earth Tone Launch Party in London April 2024

Rihanna arrived at the Fenty x Puma Creeper Phatty Earth Tone launch party in London in a Peter Do jumpsuit and coordinating coat.

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The Anti singer also wore the new Fenty x Puma Earth Tone sneakers in chocolate brown—a platformed version of Puma's original Creeper shoes, which first launched in September 2015.

She completed her outfit, styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, with gigantic sunglasses from Tom Ford, a custom "Mom" ring from California-based brand XIV Karats, and a black mini purse from Balmain.

Rihanna at the FENTY x PUMA Creeper Phatty Earth Tone Launch Party in London April 2024

Rihanna accessorized her outfit with brown Fenty x Puma sneakers, Tom Ford sunglasses, a custom "Mom" ring, and a black Balmain bag.

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The 36-year-old also debuted a new hair color on the red carpet, opting for a few shades lighter than the honey gold she wore to Coachella a few days earlier. She wore her hair pin straight with a full fringe and accompanied the new ‘do with a bright red lip and rosy pink blush.

Rihanna at the FENTY x PUMA Creeper Phatty Earth Tone Launch Party in London April 2024

The "Diamonds" singer took her blonde hair a few shades lighter at the Fenty x Puma Creeper Phatty event in London.

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Rihanna's swerve into minimalism was for a reason: Her red carpet appearance celebrated new colorways for "The Creeper Phatty," featuring totally taupe, green fog, and warm white. The puffy shoes are available in women's, men's, kids', and infant sizes and are priced at $140.

In Rihanna's style file, this look was a hard-left turn. While RiRi's all-gray uniform last night embodied quiet luxury with an androgynous twist, her festival looks last weekend consisted of casual apparel paired with an unlikely statement outerwear: a fur coat.

On Sunday, the mogul supported her partner, A$AP Rocky’s surprise appearance from the VIP section during Doja Cat’s headlining performance. There, she was captured wearing a gray vintage graphic T-shirt, a khaki cargo maxi skirt, and an elaborate fur coat wrapped off her shoulders.

It's not just Coachella where Rihanna has been power-clashing prints and trying exaggerated silhouettes. Over the past few weeks, she's also been out and about in Los Angeles wearing mix-and-match leopard prints, deconstructed black dresses, and even more fur coats.

Rihanna is photographed in Los Angeles wearing mix and match leopard prints

Last week, Rihanna mixed a vintage Dolce & Gabanna leopard print coat with a fuzzy Louis Vuitton bag.

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Rihanna's affinity for the baggy look didn't come without trial and error. On the red carpet last night, she told British Vogue one of her biggest fashion regrets was a similarly oversize suit.

"Oh my god, it was something similar to this, which is kind of ironic," she says about a look she wore at the 2017 Parsons School of Design Benefit. "It was a brown tan suit that we all loved so much, but the day we put it on, I was like, 'Mmm, it's giving UPS driver,' and that is not cute. Not for the red carpet, anyways."

Rihanna on a red carpet wearing a baggy brown suit

While Rihanna embraces oversize suiting now, she told British Vogue that she looks back on this 2017 moment with regret.

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The next carpet Rihanna appears on will likely be an even bigger fashion moment. She's expected to attend the 2024 Met Gala on Monday, May 6. And knowing Rihanna, her maximalist tendencies will return for the occasion.

India Roby
Freelance Fashion Writer

Born and raised in Memphis, India Roby is a freelance journalist based in New York City. In 2021, India graduated from The New School with a Bachelor’s in Journalism + Design and a minor in Fashion Communication. Her bylines have also appeared in NYLON, Highsnobiety, Harper’s Bazaar, Arch Digest, Teen Vogue, Byrdie, Paper, The Zoe Report, Fashionista, and others.