Rick Owens embraces heritage and strife

Rick Owens has presented his radical take on seditious tailoring during Paris Fashion Week . 

Flowing across the entire collection, plenty of references to Owens’ Mexican roots shine through, mapping a collection that was purposefully built upon his grandmother’s maiden name, taken into account following President Trump’s ongoing strategy to construct a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Owens’ collection encompassed staple silhouettes and tones that constitute the label’s core design identity, including black, grey and white colourways and fluid outerwear (i.e. capes, and coats). No matter the iconic dimness often seen in the brand’s apparel, the designer managed to feature strong and bold looks this season. Lustrous pieces were at the heart of the collection, fashioning a grunge-effect via longline leather coats paired up with matching flared trousers

Moreover, stand-out footwear pieces to denote from this season were the myriad of platform heel boots and bare-foot wrapped sneaker that stormed the scene, evoking a strong summertime mood. 

  • words Chidozie Obasi
  • cover image @LorraineLeger

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