“Mountains” by Rick Owens Fall/ Winter 2012-2013 Womenswear
I am just going to say it-Rick Owens is a GOD!
If ever there was a designer who understands how to interpret aspirational ideals into truly wearable pieces, it it Rick Owens. I am more and more in awe of his work with each passing collection. Although Owens aesthetic may be too rigorous or dark for some, I urge anyone who has not actually examined his work in person to do so. On the runway his pieces may seem too angular or stiff, but in reality you will find them to be the exact opposite. Instead, his are clothes that drape and mold themselves to the body of the wearer beautifully. Rick Owens is one of the only designers I am aware of to make clothing at this LEVEL of wearability. It is just something you must experience for yourself.
Below is the full length show of the Rick Owens Fall/ Winter 2012-2013 Womenswear collection from Paris Fashion Week, a collection inspired by “mountains,” and all the metaphysical associations that go along with them. Think majestic, aspirational, and meditational.
The Menswear collection we saw a couple of months ago, also blew my mind. I think this was his strongest men’s offering yet. Rick Owens menswear has always been incredibly strong, pulling references from the dark gothic aesthetic, deconstructivism, and traditional sportswear. Those leather collars sculpted to look like scarves blowing in the wind are genius. I also noticed the pasts, and dream of a time when women will be offered highly articulated statement pants with the same silhouette.
Images sourced from Homotography
I also really enjoy how he incorporates street elements with couture silhouettes. Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy is another designer who does this very well. Tisci’s photography campaign of his most recent Haute Couture collection was set against the backdrop of a basketball court.