Tag: rick owens

FALL MENSWEAR: RICK OWENS

 

PARIS – rick owens was always a designer that i was fascinated by but didn’t necessarily understand upon my getting better acquainted with fashion. it’s that lack of understanding that has pushed me to gain a better feel for what true ‘fashion’ is & how it is driven by style. in the context of style, rick owens is one of the best. if looking at just the clothes, just the images & never scratching the surface of the essence of what rick owens represents in fashion- of course you would never understand. as my last collection review for the FW12 menswear season, i wanted to close on a high note. this high note being the true mark of showmanship that can only be done by rick. with his legions of black, grey, white & the occasional bone toned fashion followers- rick is a true original in this game of fake fashion fucks. sound tracked by what i would describe as new wave tribal, everything from sound to stage, cut to seam- rick owens has mastered the art of expression while not worrying about what ‘everyone else’ is doing. while other designers find it necessary to expose nipples, shorten hem lines & add logos, sequins or fur; there exists owens. much of his approach to fashion, as a design force, is almost etched in the crevices of his runway show production. a show by every sense of the word; it’s magical to see sets of models sprayed onto the runway in sleek silhouettes of leather, platformed calve high boots & funneled necks. that is rick owens. it’s almost so mesmerizing to see his collection walk the runway that you become so engulfed in the production that you find yourself having to watch again, because the collection itself is dripping in details. details that stretch the mere style, into an essential.

what i loved about rick owens this season was his feel for that galactic aesthetic. stronger lines, more structure & a runway entrance that was cocaine white & glowing under stage lights. with an upcoming exhibit for his furniture about to commence, owens has taken every opporutnity to immerse himself in celebratory fashion for this event & his latest collection fell into that catagory. dubbed ‘magic mountain’ the collection is cited for it’s aspiration, inspiration & sportiff style direction. the essence of magic, i feel, is represented in the collections use of interplanetary lines that seem unbreakable when added to the rick owens silhouette. this season’s fall collection was praised for being aerodynamic, as rick’s favored silhouettes of relaxed pants & form fitting shirts that drift far beyond the waist were all meticulously combined. what i love of rick’s collection is that they take on even greater creative form in person, when purchased. the true art of rick’s clothes cannot even begin to be felt through simple images or show video- which seem to drown out details, which allow rick’s collections to be received on a greater, much more valued, style level. i am continually inspired by rick’s unbreakable sense of dedication to his own aesthetic, which has spawned many, many trends in high fashion & continues to puncture the culture & their perception of style.

fall prêt-à-porter, paris: rick owens

rick owens presents a noticeably more fitted collection this season at paris fashion week. creating a set of looks with fitted hoods, sharp tailoring & dangerously chic silhouettes. owens has described this collection as a modern day take on what cristobal balenciaga would be designing, if he was still designing today- this & still, owens does not ditch his own signature aesthetic. with expected use of sleek leather & beautiful incorporations of capes in neutral & grey were seen. rick is one designer i greatly admire- he knows what works & gives his clientele what they want. though progressive, his concepts are no less thoughtful & are often time inspired by tremendously artistic elements. here, i feel, owens has really struck a cord in design- a fusion of his hard edged style is seen added to greater concepts of classic style & defined sophistication. a really stunning set of design & great follow-up from last season’s relaxed designs. i love the volume & exaggeration seen thoughout the collection; i was very inspired by this fresh direction that was presented. i applaud the design & direction taken.  

imagesource | vogue.fr

menswear collections: rick owens, fall

continuing to build a greater legacy with his stone faced aesthetic, rick owens continues to produce styles of new age minimalism, with a bit of hard edge sensibility. this season, im sensing a greater connected of androgyny in the collections use of long silhouettes & undefined gender categorization. while the black palette gives you the feeling that nothing new is being seen, the collection requires you to take a second look in order to appreciate the evolution of construction. relaxed silhouettes & stylish layering are through looks of pants matched with leather skirts, high rise coat collars, interesting boots & yes- leather, leather & more leather. the designs of rick owen’s dominate in the world of fashion through a thriving sub-culture of fashion kids, internationally. im more than sure they can’t wait to get their hands on this. stunning details & powerful design.


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editorialesque » rick owens for gq style germany

shot by asha mines & odie bernard shroder, the FW10 issue of german GQ style showcases the design work of rick owens. willy cartier, david agbodji & paolo roldan allow the clothes to come alive in the spread as owen’s work is able to shine with the intended dark edge. the spread is a great representation of the rick owens aesthetic; dark, edgy & progressive in design.

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menswear collections: rick owens, spring

a strict minimal & muted color palette, the rick owens collection is always one to look out for. new use of leather & noticeably less use of trend driven bursts of color are always displayed by owens’ collections. while treading the line between minimal & boredom, the collection manages to produce interesting looks for the summer/spring season while using industrial edge to clarify rick’s design vision. the looks within the set contained an attention to length, many of the pieces were seemingly stretched & extended in comparison to past seasons. though much of what was seen was expected, the collection is a solid effort.

imagesource | gq

runway images: rick owens, ss collection

rick owens | SS10 runway