(Images from WWD and Vogue.com. All rights. Used in promotion of the designer.) “What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance.” Epictetus “Life is only limited by our prejudices. Destroy […]
(Images from Giovanni Giannoni/WWD. All rights. Photos used in promotion of RICK OWENS) Rick Owens is a designer living in his own creative paradox. As fashion on a global scale, like most industries in an monetary inflated world, is now overblown. Excessive and in most cases pointless. Originality, uniqueness and challenging designs have been suppressed […]
(Images. Vogue, Nymag. All credit to Rick Owens) Rick Owens is restless as a designer. A peak in creativity has been reached and he is trying to break through – to move forward, I see influences here for ready-to-wear 2017 that are as clear as day. Yes, the ceremonial aspect, but not the rigidity of […]
Despite the obvious trends emerging, which started with the Pre-Fall 2017 editorials, namley tartan, early 80s punk styles. There is no doubt that Rick Owens assigns his own trends and influences prior to a season exposé. An extremely talented designer, who sets a benchmark rather than following an emerging trend. For a designer or artist […]
(Image from Vogue.com. All credit due) I have been reviewing Rick Owens shows for a few years now, despite the fact that he is a unique and interesting artist, to simply define Owens as an avant-garde designer would not emphasize the precise characteristics of style that are completely synonymous with his name. What I admire […]
(Image from: http://journal.antonioli.eu/2016/03/rick-owens-fw16-3/. All credit due) For Chiasmus review of show please refer to Rick Owens women’s Fall – MASTODON. Paris Fashion week 2016
Extraordinary original styling via Rick Owens. It’s Studio 54, David Bowie and the spectra of death.
Once again using the dead cities and it’s apparitions as a backdrop theme. Described, in my observation, with the men’s collection for 2016 Paris Fashion week. There is such an intricate thought out process and very original by Rick Owens to create a motif that makes the viewer think. Which in turn sells. Very important. […]
Dead cities and their ghosts. The rise and fall of civilizations and what is left are the archaeological reminders. Concrete structures beneath the ruins. A cacotopia in all it’s bleakness is represented with this collection, again, Rick Owens shows the mastery of presentation and identifying his style. Cannot stress how important that is […]
This is a spectacle. Owens is pushing it further and further into either abstract concepts of fashion or a complete backlash against fashion and the industry/shows/runways etc. The clothes are now a secondary subjective to the physical forms on show.