Friday, March 4, 2011

Rick Owens Fall 2011


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  1. It blog girls

    March 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

    this collection is a little bit simple ! very simple
    but it is nice

  2. mll mag

    March 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Beautifuuuuuuuuul pics…. ;))

    street style anna dello russo here:

  3. Tony Trichanh

    March 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    So simple and black. Nice :)

  4. Café Naïveté

    March 4, 2011 at 8:44 am

    quite odd looks.. pictures are good although, especially the first one!

  5. Ode to a Macaron

    March 4, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Amazing collection.


    March 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

    great collection

  7. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

    con tutto il rispetto ma sembra tutto fuori che bella questa collezione

  8. Jessie

    March 4, 2011 at 8:57 am

    love the sneakers in the last picture. they are siick.

  9. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Rick Owens is one of the many things that fashion is all about, namely, it takes a bit of thinking to understand what he's up to but if you do, you realize that it's not just pretty dresses and hemlines. His challenge to us expands our perceptions of beauty and craftsmanship and fashion. That's what the artist does for humanity.
    Anna Z.

  10. Emily

    March 4, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Amazing, such fantastic shapes.

  11. Gabrielle Pascua

    March 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

    It was definitely a strong show, alien-like fluidity but strong enough lines to give it a modern feel. And of course, dark, as always. Demeulmeester had a stunning show as well, I was taken aback!

    But my favorite for Paris, so far has been Balenciaga!

    xx Gaby

  12. Christopher Andrews

    March 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

    His collections get more and more glamorous in the most traditional sense, without being old fashioned. These are the clothes of now and the future. In their simplicity and starkness they remind of couture during the time of Charles James and others. Rick Owens is doing something no one else is doing and we are all the more fortunate for this.

  13. E...

    March 4, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I love the shoulder and the coats, so Owens with a "soft" line like Simons…anmazing! It's also cool the new "Tren" for the follwoing f/w: covered head with veils, like the futurism of Sander….

  14. Fazal

    March 4, 2011 at 9:15 am

    The short jackets remind me of Charles James

  15. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Somewhat severe but intriguing looks that are still somewhat practical. I wonder what the designers' emphasis is now with the exaggerated/over-accentuated shoulders on some of their garments? It is evident in all of Sart's other posts for the recent designers' shows. Even Lady Gaga's Grammy getup comes to mind with these recent fashion posts to me.

  16. fashionsdirtylaundry

    March 4, 2011 at 10:30 am

    This set design is perfect– and you had a great view!

  17. Philippe

    March 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Very Joan of Arc(h)angel. Intrigued.

  18. Stephen

    March 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Makes me think of some kind of 'nun 2.0'


  19. Bellebonne

    March 4, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I want to wear all of it! What's so great is that these looks can be worn in LA as well as Paris!

  20. sarah

    March 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

    strong and dark. its not my personal style but i cant say that it wasn't a good collection. these are great photos!

  21. Davidikus

    March 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I am always less taken by his womenswear than by his menswear but he has a clearly defined line & style. You can spot a Rick Owens from miles away.

  22. Lentes de Pasta

    March 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm


    Please, please… no more runways… they have no depth, no sense of being, not a single drop of individuality, they have no SOUL!!!…

    I want more street, more little hidden places were you can do your beard. Or interesting accesories or so…

    The runway stuf should go in other blog… there are so many other runway based blogs… let us breath some fresh air…

    please, please, please…

  23. Izzen

    March 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Wonderfully haunting.

  24. Maestro Curtis

    March 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I dream of a world clad in Rick Owens, it is a good dream. But then I awake thirsting for hues of orange and yellow! — Rick Owens should style Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt in these outfits, no one does bad ass quite like Monsieur Owens.

  25. Junhee

    March 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    they look immortal like vampires
    these clothes remind me of vampires.

    the winged shoulder pad jackets remind me of gargoyle wings, and the all black outfit on the man, who has long hair.

    but the whole wrapping the head and exposing only the face is very futuristic indeed. Reminds me of I-robot movie where the faces were replaceable

  26. metscan

    March 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Now this collection is something I don´t understand at all.

  27. Agne

    March 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    very minimalistic! love it

  28. Lost in Provence

    March 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Well, he is definitely sticking to his vision and tweaking it. I have followed his work since he was in LA and it is lovely that he now has the resources behind him. That said, I truly don't feel this was an especially strong collection. But maybe I will think twice in a month!

    A note to the gentleman that complained about the amount of runway shots. It is indeed, Fashion Week and there are lots of us out there that appreciate Sart's POV on the shows.

  29. marc

    March 4, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Beautiful clothes, great lighting, and wonderful photographs, bringing out the best of Rick Owen yet…

  30. derekcooper

    March 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I didn't think there was anything simple about this line. The construction of these garments is an entymologists dream. It's some cross between futuristic nuns and beetle morphology. I'm thoroughly enjoying priest/nun aesthetic that seems to be emerging. (see Lanvin's f/w 2011 menswear line: those structured, priestly coats are amazing.)

  31. Marisa Alma

    March 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Rich Owens-weird and unwearable clothes. They look like costumes for a sci-fi movie.

    Having said that, I have been inspired by all your street photos of people wearing great hats, so I bought a great hat. Your photos have also given me the courage to experiment more with texture and non-matching patterns.

  32. princessglee

    March 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Bizarre. Not bad, just is.

  33. princessglee

    March 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Ignore Lentes de Pasta, at least the part about giving us less runway.

  34. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    he has a very distinct vision.

  35. My Heart Blogged

    March 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Very cool, and futuristic designs.
    My Heart Blogged

  36. simplyolive

    March 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    love this collection!

    i always look forward to him each season. how amazing it must be to be there in person!

  37. Veronica

    March 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Rick Owens always struck me as part of the more dramatic camp of fashion – art over pragmatism. Nothing really wearable but interesting to look at it and consider.

  38. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm


    (awesome aliens)

  39. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    angels and penguins :)

  40. The Lady Philosopher

    March 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    big pouty red lips and nOOOO eye makeup — what a look!
    visit The Right to Beauty at:

  41. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Such severity leaves me cold. I tried to imagine someone smiling in these clothes, kissing someone, showing some human emotion, but came up blank. And the non-eyebrow look? Hope it ends soon. I love minimalism, but this look seems soul-less.

  42. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I don't like it. It's simple but awkward.

  43. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I'm always amazed at how people praise ridiculous looks just because someone is a well known fashion designer. I know my fashion, yet this is so unattractive and ridiculous – yet fashionistas feel compelled to praise and defend it. How do these designers make a living? I can see very few people actually buying this garbage

  44. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Actually when you leave out some of the more outre pieces Rick Owens is very wearable. And i say this as a woman pushing sixty.I had a long skirt and beautful flattering leather jacket which i wore to shreds.

  45. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Too weird for me but I can see a link to the Prada shots you showed us where flesh was an important design element. Prada used the knee and this one, in some of the pictures at least, makes the upper arm such a strong design element that the eye is immediately drawn to.

  46. Lisa

    March 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Photos are interesting, but the clothing is not to my liking.

  47. Anonymous

    March 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I like that he made pieces that have a purpose in cold weather. Especially like the hooded pieces and the way the hood fits. Wish I had that now. It looks like it might be part of the construction of the jacket but its hard to tell with the backlighting.

  48. Joanna Paulsen

    March 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm

  49. Omare

    March 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    It remembers me a little bit of last year's McQueen. But probably I'm mistaken… But still, is beautiful!

  50. gwyn

    March 5, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I'm intrigued by the angel wings. Even when these creations don't quite work it is thrilling and inspiring to see fresh experimentation with construction. Would that people dressed so interesting!

  51. Swan

    March 5, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Rock Owens is beautiful. Everything is looking the same to me, designers blurring together, maybe I am ill informed. But his work stands out, and always looks like his work. I like his particular sense of dignity.

  52. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Strange … but I like the shoes.

  53. Le Chic Boutique

    March 5, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Play with silhouettes and cuts? Looks out of this world to me…! :)

  54. Molly

    March 5, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Mm, I think Rick Owens himself is the best part of this collection.

  55. PJ

    March 5, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Difficult light to shoot in! Unique and intelligently shaped show, very artistic.

  56. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Love it! The wings are awesome, and so are his boots.

  57. helena

    March 5, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    that's beautiful. kinda looks like a brazilian brand, Osklen. BEAUTIFUL!

  58. OscarG

    March 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm


  59. Anonymous

    March 5, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    How wonderful it must have been to be there! The strange beauty of these clothes speaks volumes to me. I am stunned, delighted, and challenged by Owens every season.

    Thank you for including a portrait of him. He seems to have a strong, graceful stride.

  60. 汪太太 Wang Tai Tai

    March 6, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I can see Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton in them.

  61. David

    March 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I agree with what princessglee said at 3:41 PM: Bizarre

    and would like to add weird to the description.

  62. Engreida

    March 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm


    March 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i miss his darker, cyberpunk approach.

  64. ak

    March 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    This is all why I admire both Rick Owens and Rodarte, they both have this great style and look that doesn't scream 'Made In Los Angeles', nor any of the stereotypical tackiness and loudness that may come with it.

  65. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 12:54 am


  66. CAYA

    March 7, 2011 at 6:11 am

    One could think that it is time for Owens to put in some new elements in his creations. They still have a high standard, but they are not as interesting as it ones was.

    Your Sincerely,


  67. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Sorry … nuns in leather aprons working at a butcher shop?

  68. Anonymous

    March 7, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    This is purely and simply beautiful wearable art. Wonderfull!
    Thank you again, for sharing your runway pictures: fantastic and inspiring as usual.
    Ciao, L. x x

  69. Bronson

    March 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Is that a snowboarding boot?

  70. Anonymous

    March 10, 2011 at 7:01 am

    I love Rick Owens and this collection is great!

  71. Danger

    March 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Scott, These runway photos are great. Fantastic, even. but you're The Sartoralist, the guy with the amazing eye for street fashion and the skills to capture it.

    Let's see the street shots here on the blog– Runway style we have every opportunity to see everywhere else.

  72. Anonymous

    March 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Hamish Bowles is sexy.

  73. Anonymous

    April 3, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I agree with Danger

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