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Curves Ahead: Savage X Fenty Vol. 2 Is A Lesson In Dynamic Inclusion

"The emotion makes the story worthwhile."

Culture & Entertainment

The Savage X Fenty Vol. 2 show dropped on Friday morning (Oct. 2), exclusively on Amazon Prime, and has been living in our heads rent-free all weekend. This year, Rihanna exceeded expectations with a virtual dive into the sultry, inclusive, and dynamic world that is Savage X.

"The emotion makes the story worthwhile."

As with its predecessor, Vol. 2 was saturated with mega-stars across entertainment, with a particular focus on people of the LGBTQ community. The show centered about ideologies of life, and loosely centered around three pillars: experience, emotions, and storytelling. Unlike the show last year, there were documentary-style elements introduced, such as intimate interviews with models and behind-the-scenes of the team's creative process.

The way Rihanna is able to mix sustainable and sensational is peerless. The bar is continuously pushed by her and the phenomenal creative team behind her. By curating a space that is primarily founded on inclusivity, she's built one of the most groundbreaking creative teams in the fashion industry. The breadth of women in the show is unmatched and has never been witnessed at a fashion show, much less a lingerie fashion show.

Savage X Fenty is creating a lane for not only themselves but everyone who doesn't fit that preconceived standard of beauty. The brand is manifesting a space that literally never existed before.

Known for having the most-inclusive size range in lingerie, Savage X Fenty seamlessly produces visually stunning moments that highlight the beauty of diversity in the human form. There were so many experiences in the show, from the garden of melanated women draped in floral shawls, to the den of black leather vixens, to sensual line workers in colorful lingerie at the factory; each scene exuded something different yet still presented a cohesive vibe.

It's more than a visually stunning experience, though. Every element of the show was detailed and immaculate. Interspersed between runway shows and musical performances were more in-depth interviews with celebrities like Willow Smith and Miguel, as well as her creative team and even Rihanna herself.

The peek behind the curtain of Savage X Fenty revealed more about the inspiration for the brand and its mission, one of the driving forces behind their inclusivity. With the introduction of a men's line, Savage X was able to expand their representation and clientele.

The Savage X Fenty brand is focused on showcasing sexuality in different forms, more specifically ones not shown in mainstream media. The current societal conversation around sexuality and what it means is a big portion of this show. By interviewing the models, who range from non-binary to heterosexual, there's a sort of education that's happening between the models and the audience. It's as if they are speaking about what Savage X has given them directly, in regards to how they view their sexuality.

"Displaying sexuality has become something that's way deeper than [the] surface for me."

By including so many different types of races, nationalities, ethnicities, and sexualities, Savage X Fenty is seemingly issuing a challenge to the rest of the industry. In an age where we expect brands to have morals and ethics, Savage X Fenty is dominating that lane.

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