Designer Focus

Rick Owens

The nonconformist American designer translates his rather darkly glamorous perspective on fashion through deconstructed yet functional collections created with fine gauge materials.


New Season Collection

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About the designer

American designer Rick Owens experienced quite the vicissitudes of life during his teens, which is still noticeable in his expressive collections. Staunchly liberal and anti-conventional, Owens learnt his trade in LA, opened his first store and namesake brand on Hollywood Boulevard in 1994, and was soon picked up by key boutiques around the globe. His glamorous yet grungy silhouettes - fitted jackets with extra-long sleeves, droopy necklines and bias-cut, seamless cotton dresses and tanks -  defined a significant stylistic current of the 2000s. Turning his hand to Brutalist-inspired furniture and objects as well, Owens has proven to be a polymath with an unmoving, distinctive vision.

Collection spring/summer 2018

As the standard-bearer of the unconventional, Rick Owens spoiled the crowds with his awe-inspiring SS18 collection. The nonconformist American designer presented bandaged silhouettes, with models cloaked in slews of cloth that took on architectural shapes. Legs were bared while the draping took on unexpected dimensions, adding to the insouciant appeal that Rick Owens is known and loved for. Greys and greens took over from off-white hues, while pleats worked their way onto the garments and blazer-inspired pieces gave the collection a dose of wearability. Outsized headgear spearheaded the final silhouettes, with transparent materials covering the models in avant-garde artistry. Overall, Rick Owen’s theatrical sensibility was ubiquitous this season, as can be expected from the label’s expressive state of mind.