Richard Saturnino Owens, known as Rick Owens, 55, is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California.
He is married to a demonic-looking woman named Michele Lamy who is his “muse”.
The following are some of Owens’ menswear seen at the 2017 Paris Fashion Week:
This is my favorite! ↓
Reporting for Fashion Times on Jan. 22, 2017, Jayne Mountford writes that Rick Owens has been called “the godfather of brutal chic” and that “In his show notes Rick Owens asks some challenging questions and describes eloquently what his collection is all about”:
“Change can be ominous but isn’t evolution inevitable? Do we really expect to live forever? or might we gracefully go the way of the dinosaur?
Balancing control and collapse is what I’ve built my aesthetic on —- discipline versus indulgence, immortality versus its defeat, architecture versus wilderness.
Fashion’s evolution has expressed ideals of beauty through exaggeration like stretch jeans, stilettos, bustles and panniers. I’ve used volume at the pelvis to construct the effect I think panniers were intended for.
Shapes in thick cotton moleskins and wool suiting are tight and controlled at the top, gradually expanding at the hips to drag and melt tree trunk-like into the ground, shearlings are the simplest of shapes, or twisted and draped into cascading blobs. Bombers are in pirarucu, a Brazilian eco-friendly fish hide with prehistoric-looking scales. Parkas are cut in falling apart mohair or black suburban nylon, twisted and stretched to the floor. Looks are anchored by Adidas pro model shell toes.”
For the 2015 Paris Fashion Week, Owens debuted a line of men’s wear that are dresses with peep-hole cut-outs exposing the genitalia. See my post, “New menswear is a dress with a cutout exposing your penis“.