Friday, October 2, 2015

Rick Owens Spring / Summer 2016





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  1. Nadia

    October 2, 2015 at 5:05 am

    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

    • With Or Without Shoes

      October 2, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Amazing performance!

      Kisses from

    • jen

      October 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Im thinking they would have to be more normal size and stronger for that performance. The regular models would all collapse.

    • andreea

      October 12, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      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! :)

  2. marita

    October 2, 2015 at 6:03 am

    No one will remember any of the clothes, just the bizarre dead looking models hanging upside down as accessories.

    • Daniel

      October 2, 2015 at 7:38 am

      It’s a fashion show, not a people show. Models are accessories to present the fashion. The fashion is not there to present the model. The 90ies are over.

      • marmah

        October 2, 2015 at 8:56 pm

        Looks like fashion is dead.

      • Joannesez

        October 3, 2015 at 3:28 am

        Yeah, but that’s exactly the point: Where’s the fashion?

        • Joannesez

          October 3, 2015 at 6:25 am

          (I was responding to Daniel.)

        • Lis @------>--------------

          October 4, 2015 at 6:14 am

          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

    • Bill

      October 6, 2015 at 12:58 pm


  3. Carla

    October 2, 2015 at 6:43 am

    No words, just WTF?!

  4. Elisabeth

    October 2, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Frankly, I find that disturbing.

    • carole

      October 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      I totally agree!!

    • Charikleia

      October 3, 2015 at 4:43 am

      I wouldn’t wanna watch this live.

  5. Ursula

    October 2, 2015 at 7:04 am

    do they have a ‘safe’ word?

    • ivana

      October 2, 2015 at 10:18 am


    • maria

      October 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm


  6. Horizon

    October 2, 2015 at 7:09 am

    is this a comment on partnerlook?

  7. Red

    October 2, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Sorry, but this looks ridicolous.
    Crazy, but not in an artistic way.

  8. beth

    October 2, 2015 at 7:18 am


  9. Lis

    October 2, 2015 at 7:54 am

    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 @——->———

  10. dario fattore

    October 2, 2015 at 8:07 am

    orribile non mi è per nulla piaciuta, è inutile che dicono avanguardia e qualcosa di diverso, per me è no!! sandali a parte!!!

    dario fattore –

  11. Truth be told

    October 2, 2015 at 8:24 am

    It is a good thing ridicule never killed anyone.
    Although… as Marita points out, the upside-down models might already be dead…

    Reminds me of a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

    • MollyBloom

      October 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Ha ha! Do you mean the plague scene? “Bring out your dead!” “I’m not dead! I’m feeling better.” “(Shut up, you!) No, he’s dead, take him.”

      • Truth be told

        October 3, 2015 at 8:50 am

        “I feel fine! I think I’ll go for a walk…!”

  12. M.

    October 2, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Can’t stand Owens. His clothes are awful so he resorts to stunts.

  13. allen

    October 2, 2015 at 9:48 am

    What was that movie? The Human Centipede? Seriously, Rick?

    • Ursula

      October 4, 2015 at 4:40 am

      ooooh good call, I’ve heard plenty about it, but haven’t really had the stomach to watch it…

  14. Drknite

    October 2, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Interesting! My girlfriend and I try these position from time to time but with no cloths on.

    • Ursula

      October 4, 2015 at 4:42 am

      you mean the last photo’s position as well? what’s in it for her?

  15. Mbatha

    October 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Wow Rick is just pure genius…………………..totaly

  16. Lindy702

    October 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Fantastic images of this kinetic show, your lighting and detail are ‘spot-on’! “Express yourself”…

  17. Betsy

    October 2, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Is there humanity in this? Live in the question.

  18. Cindy Karnitz

    October 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I find this provocative- the clothing, the shoes, the artistic statement of the models carrying other models. High fashion is always performance art, and Mr. Owens has taken it to the next level.

    Political statement? Social statement? Economic statement? Thank you for making us think!

    • MollyBloom

      October 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

      But what does he ask us to think of? That’s my biggest problem with it, artistically. Can it be called visionary if it doesn’t communicate anything coherent?

  19. mareme

    October 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    ah, c’est ça qu’il faut “porter” cet été ????

    • anonygirl

      October 6, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      hahahahaha XD

  20. Monsieur Marcel

    October 2, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    A beautiful display of strength.

  21. MollyBloom

    October 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    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?

  22. anonymous

    October 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    get the guy sectioned asap!

  23. CW

    October 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Stunt used to distract from the lack of vision.

  24. CBC

    October 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I watch Tom Ford’s video 10 times …exciting…music …clothes .. sexy models…Gaga cover Chic Niles Roger ..
    Rick Owens………so not interested he pushes u away if that his goal…he succeed

  25. Janice

    October 2, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I don’t understand the fuss. I always wear $$$$ tunics and gladiator sandals to the gym. If it was good enough for the ancient Romans….

  26. lallie

    October 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm


    • Chris

      November 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Totally agreed. These young people need some representation to avoid this type of abuse.

  27. javier

    October 2, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I wish I could afford some Rick Owens items, like sneakers, his shows always surprise me, even if some of the pieces are quite identical to other shows.

  28. Juanita

    October 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Oh dear x

  29. milex

    October 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm

  30. Mirøslav Hristøff

    October 3, 2015 at 1:40 am

    And the erotic is flowing out of the scene…

  31. Lili

    October 3, 2015 at 10:24 am

    There are those who present fashion and those who present art…

  32. Maria

    October 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Has anyone here played “Silent Hill”? Its a great vid game…looks just like this!

  33. diane

    October 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    love each and every season and the emotions he evokes from everyone who doesn’t get it…he has nor will he ever think inside a box…bravo!!!!

  34. lynne

    October 3, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    totally mad – in a great way!

  35. Haruki

    October 4, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    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!

    • Maria

      October 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      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.

    • Martita

      December 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      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

  36. Juanita

    October 5, 2015 at 10:35 am

    As an artist – This just seems kind of silly – not particularly cutting edge/clever/conceptual etc – just silly!

    • Maria

      October 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      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 again…as an artist…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. …the ones on the people walking, not the high heeled ones on the people being carried.

  37. Adriel Romanno Florentino

    October 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    That weird parade to show the clothing, more to performance than to show.


  38. Craig

    October 6, 2015 at 7:43 am

    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!

  39. Daniel

    October 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Socrates described these creatures in Plato’s Phaedrus.

  40. Janina

    October 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    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?

    Best regards and wonderful pictures

  41. JV

    October 6, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I’ve done that before.

  42. eve4art

    October 8, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Carrying the burden of fashion!

  43. eve4art

    October 8, 2015 at 1:31 am


  44. dc2bcn

    October 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

    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.

  45. Jan Sarah

    October 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    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…

  46. Jan Sarah

    October 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    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….

  47. Sarah

    October 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    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?

  48. amin

    October 14, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Great photo!
    this is a timeless look! :)

  49. amin

    October 14, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Awesome color combination! Love this vintage style.

  50. Sus

    October 14, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    carrying each other is fine, the disturbing fact is that those who are carried look dead. upside down and dead. video is more disturbing that photos. fail

  51. Liv

    January 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Absolutely ridiculous. At some point people have to wake the fu(k up and realize we’re being mocked as an audience. People – WAKE UP. The fashion world is a joke and the consumers are the punch line.

  52. Savannah Taylor

    February 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    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

  53. Gustavo Woltmann

    January 1, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I watch the video of this show and I feel something different. It is absolutely awesome.

    - gustavo woltmann

  54. AnanyaFashion

    June 13, 2017 at 2:51 am

    who is walking, its also a style ? oooooo where is my mind.

    well for some more this kind of stuff, click here

  55. آموزش کسب وکار اینترنتی

    November 17, 2017 at 9:11 am

    It was fun..thanks for sharing this post.

  56. adrien

    October 4, 2018 at 8:32 am

    salut lisa t pas tees belle meme que des fois je ter bois et puis bah je suis pas trop content wallah

  57. Brennen Tope

    June 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I’ll be honest, I have not seen this before but it’s not the craziest idea out there I bet. This is really cool though. It’s weird but kind of quirky.

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