Rita Ora’s Pucci tour outfits, from the sketches (left) to the real thing.
Photo: via Splash News/ @EmilioPucci Twitter
Rita Ora is officially on tour, y’all, and spoiler alert—she’s looking GREAT. A few days ago we heard that the U.K. singer would be outfitted for her Radioactive Tour by Emilio Pucci designer Peter Dundas, and now we’ve got your first look of the creations in their COMPLETE onstage glory. Alongside her opener Iggy Azalea, Rita kicked off the tour yesterday with a sold-out show in Manchester. She slayed the part of a futuristic space goddess in Pucci’s custom metallic military-inspired bodice and shimmery silver pants, which all take cues from the label’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection…but with a pop star twist, of course.
Inspired by the idea of movement, choreography, and Rita’s “unique take on urban glamour,” the collection includes pieces that we could totally picture Rita wearing IRL as well. We first got an up-close-and-personal glimpse of her camo separates when the musician tweeted a photo of her monogram on the sleeve several days ago. With intricate stitching, beaded embroidery, and a super fierce cougar (we think?), this is one piece that definitely deserves a second look. Although you might not be able to spot all the details from the audience (unless you push to the front, which, c’mon, we TOTALLY don’t blame you), this is absolute proof that no high fashion stone was left unturned in these sketches.
It’s completely fitting that Dundas is taking Rita’s tour fashion into his own hands since the designer and pop star have been friends for over a year, dressing her in Pucci for galas, balls, AND this year’s VMA Awards. He summed up Rita’s style in her recent New York Times feature, saying that he he admires her “hip-hop and ultrafeminine yet tomboy look,” qualities which you can find onstage as well in camo jumpsuits, army-esque patches, and flowing capes.
Whether it’s in glittery princess dresses, space age tops, or just Air Jordans, Rita’s taking her Radioactive Tour to THE next level starting now. Dundas said it best: “Fashion has been so serious for so long, we’re ready to have some fun, aren’t we?”