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Rick Owens

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



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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 autumn/winter 2017

If ‘Glitter’, the collection’s title, was a reference to Owens signature grunge glamour aesthetic, then this time that aspect was toned down. Enveloping models in padded down coats and jackets, deconstructed and layered with wool and canvas across an earthy range of colours like khaki, camel, grey, black, white and rose petal, Rick Owens' AW17 collection gave off a warmer, cosier vibe than usual. Reminiscent of royal ceremonies, these silhouettes – with volume added by zips, layers and wraparound shapes – were bulky rather than slinky, soft rather than edgy. The deconstructed sweaters and T-shirts donned as headgear rounded out a strange and strangely comforting collection.