I read in a report somewhere that Rick was referencing authority in this collection but I don’t see it being blinding obvious. I appears more like a reference to submission and sobriety. I love the elongated silhouettes and the many layers, definitely something I will be trying to achieve come winter.
Well chosen models for this show. Their beauty was well matched with these interesting, unignoragle (no to to find the word that means this) clothes. Love the textures and the accessories. That second model is stunningly beautiful.
I suspect Rick Owens will be remembered for blurring all modern gender lines in twenty years time, although Bowie was doing this in the 1960′s, although Greek and Roman soldiers were fighting battles in well formed, pleated white skirts centuries ago.
The awesome jackets, awesome leather vests and great shoes are probably whats really on display here. The headgear is just a bit of necessary theatrics for the show. i imagine the nuns didn’t do those.
But is there a more refined, yet innovative menswear designer working at the moment than Rick Owens?! Not for me – he is changing (and I hope will continue to change), the way we men dress in terms of silhouette, much like how Hedi did it in the early 2000s (if you subscribe to that school of thought).