Sunday, October 1, 2023

Rihanna’s Bestie, Melissa Forde Launches Line of Bucket Hats with Wale

Just when the whole world’s trying to get over Rihanna’s #BBHMM outfit, which was spotted leaving a chopper, on stage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Awards (see more on that, here), Rih’s bestie, Melissa Forde has a fashion moment to herself, launching a new line of bucket hats with Opening Ceremony.

The sidekick to Ms Fenty, who seemingly never leaves her side, has designed the line with rapper Wale’s Wrking Title brand, revealing a range of brightly hued hats that all Rihanna fans are sure to be seen in, following the star’s swift show of support of her pal’s venture.


At the launch for the “M$$ x WT” range, which occured in ??, Rih was seen dancing with Ms Forde and rocking a matching, pineapple printed hat.

Melissa told MTV of the collection;

“I used t oalways love to see LL Cool J, Missy Elliot and Run DMC [in bucket hats], and in the Caribbean, we call them floppy hats… so I’d say it was a combination of hiphop and Caribbean inspiration for me.

For the rasta print, Wale’s African and I’m Caribbean, so I just felt that would be a dope combination to represent us.”

The hats retail for $55 and are available here though we predict they’ll sell out pretty swiftly. For now, see Melissa Forde’s “M$$ x WT” bucket hat collection in the lookbook below – which she shot herself, in LA – and let us know if you’ll be rocking one in the comments box or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @SPICETVAFRICA.

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