Romanian-Jordanian designer Amina Muaddi recently launched her second collection in collaboration with megastar Rihanna’s brand, Fenty. The collection, called ’11-20′ features four new designs in pumps, sandals, and slingbacks. Rihanna has been a long-time admirer of Muaddi’s shoe brand, regularly seen sporting her shoes over the last few years – which makes this second collaboration not a surprise.
“When I’m designing for Fenty, I think of Rihanna – she needs to like them,” Muaddi told Vogue earlier this year. “But in general I don’t think of a particular person, because I feel like every woman can be an Amina Muaddi woman or a Fenty woman. It’s not that I think women will like the whole collection, but I think there’s a little something for everybody,” she added. The release on the Fenty website said, “Fenty explores one of its core beliefs in the last and final Release of the summer – to work with a diverse community of creative talents. Long heralded as one of Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s favorite shoe designers, Amina Muaddi has been tapped to co-design shoes for Release 7-20 – a limited edition of bold styles and colors.” It follows on the heels of Muaddi’s first collaboration with Fenty in July. Just after the collection drop, Muaddi posted pictures from the new collection on her Instagram sharing, “We’re back! Amina x @fenty @badgalriri about to get you Caged In again 💙🤍🖤”
The new line remains true to Rihanna’s edgy Fenty ethos with accents of Muaddi’s embellishments and colors. The collection features shoes in a variety of colors from hot pink to electric blue, in true Muaddi style. Although, unlike Muaddi’s wide-flared heels, this design features tapered or straight “metal” heels that look like they could go right back into the shoe if needed. The pair launched their first capsule collection in July and decided to work on a second collaboration due to the successful reception of the collection in spite of the pandemic.