Finally some normal models (with normal body structure), original idea and a little bit crazy, but still, we are in the fashion world where almost everything is possible :)
xo xo from Paris http://www.rosesinparis.com
a see that michelle lamy has been looking into leigh bowery lately (both the gareth pugh and the rick owens shows literally quote him). that being said, i see a variety that i didn’t expect from rick, so don’t be blind sighted by the shock factor and look at the clothes! :)
Are the models without clothes…oui or non? Guess its free choice to decide. Rick Owens has stated in many interviews with the press, that he is ‘happy’ with his aesthetic and so are his patrons. This is his vision…so be it. Nobody said you had to agree, of course…. =) xo
“When I was 5 yrs old my mother always told me that ‘hapiness’ was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” -John Lennon
Performance art a la Rick. Rick will ALWAYS celebrate all variety of people. He’s a trailblazer…. Heart the shoes! Great side view shots, Scott. Now if only, we could get a crane and have you do some overhead aerial shots… =)~ xo @——->———
This is just daffy. He’s trying to check too many boxes with the performance art, the transgender dressing. None of it by now being sufficiently transgressive to stir much interest.
By the way, I wonder what the clothes look like?
So many conservative thoughts here at The Sartorialist! Its kinda scary to me. My admiration is always for those with the strength to have their own vision and to always go forward with it. No matter what the world always says “no” and “shame” but the people who change the world don’t listen expect to themself. Mr. Owen thank you for alway being so strong and making your own world!
Its true, I have noticed that the comments here are very, very conservative. When I say “conservative” i don’t mean politically, actually, strangely,, quite the opposite. They are very open minded with anything too do with the LGBT community, feminism, diversity, or third world cultures. But sadly they are very closed minded when it comes to experimental art or fashion. I guess it makes sense.
100% agree! I don’t understand how people is so obsessed with being different and diversity but then get so conservative with ideas that seem to be out of what they know. We can’t forget that fashion is art, the most important issue is to make the public feel something or think something, anything! it doesn’t matter if it’s something good or bad as much as the depth of those sensations
Interesting you should say that. As an artist i find this to be visually stunning, and keep coming back to look at it. But as a jaded internet viewer, and a former 8th grader, I couldn’t help but try to be funny. Looking at it againâ€¦as an artistâ€¦I have some new respect for it. Between your comment, and Haruki’s comment above, I felt my first thoughts were too quick. And the sandals are something I would love to have. â€¦the ones on the people walking, not the high heeled ones on the people being carried.
No one will dare question the fashionability…. this may be a Rick Owens social experiment encouraging people to react. Might just be that it is his intention to filter out those who claim to know fashion and style from those who truly have an opinion… the ones who stand apart from the sheep minded bloggers who are fooled into liking something they truly dont! My opinion whether I am right or wrong about his approach is that its truly terrible!
I would write a blog post about the sense of style and in the post I will be faced with the question what is a sophisticated style? Now my question am I allowed to use the pictures from the rick owens show on my blog?
I’m surprised, too, at how conservative many of the comments are here. Everyone loved the post on the Valentino show, and all I could see were stick figures wearing beautiful clothes to which their bodies could not even give shape. To me, Maria Grazia Chiuri always looks better in Valentino than her models do. I’ll never understand designers’ continued preference for ultra-skinny, shapeless models. I applaud Rick Owens for hiring models who look healthy and strong. Watch the actual video of the show on YouTube. It was amazing, and I thought, moving.
As was mentioned already….I appreciate seeing models with the strength and muscle enough to carry another woman on their person. My first thought, and I consider myself very open minded and have like many, taken in many works of art, installations, live performances, etc,….but I wondered what the point was…these strong models, IMO, would have looked much better presenting the clothing with their sinewy forms, walking with agile strength and purpose – a breath of air from the angular, lithe, delicate and narrow silhouettes of the stereo-typical female runway forms….but yes, like many…I wonder what the true intent was…there seem to be multiple intentions….though seemingly simple, the intent seems obscured…
Looking again at the images…I saw something different…how women “carry” the weight of the world and care so for others…so this showed the great strong shoes and rugged apparel, yet flowing, but functional enough….an intended overstatement…interesting concept….
These photos intrigued me. I watched the YouTube video of this show. With the music, the models with their human ‘accessories’? made sense. I don’t follow fashion, but this show had a sense of humanity and soul, so maybe it’s art?
I absolutely adored Rick Owens summer 16 show! He has a way of always thinking out side the box and doing things such as this that make him stand out. This can contribute to what we have discussed in class because we have talked about ways to of branding and that fashion is not only influenced by women