Posted by Stephan Moskovic | October 1st, 2010
As the industry’s go-to guy for leather jackets, warrior boots and deep dark drapery, Rick Owens has become the poster child for rigorous, hard-edged fashion. So much so that the light touch he showed for spring feels almost revolutionary; with this collection the prince of darkness shows his softer side and a surprisingly classical sensibility. Owens’ series of otherworldly gowns and striking monochromatic separates is as elegant as anything you’ll see in Paris this season – only with a Rick twist. From the angular bone combs that adorned models like crowns, to the skillful drapes on those austere dresses, you can practically feel Owens’ energy imbued in the fabric itself. The gothic and tribal touches he’s known for are still there, but this pared vision of refinement adds a new layer to his label’s appeal.
Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu