Capsule

PARIS RUNWAY: A/W 2009 - RICK OWENS

January 24, 2009 BY CAPSULESNEWS

00100m-1.jpgFor his first show dedicated exclusively to menswear, Rick Owens proved that his gothic barbarian aesthetic is fit for both sexes. Other than two gray sleeveless tops the collection was domianted by imposing black layers that have become his signature. In addition to his asymetrical leather jackets, which have become a staple for editors and industry insiders across the globe, black trenches and peacoats were reconstructed at different lengths, sometimes without sleeves, and paired with long black tunic length tops with varying necklines. While most models' hair was either parted and slicked from the center, or partially shaved in the front, several models wore a nun-like headpiece, similar to the one seen at his S/S '09 women's show. After stating "I would never put something on the sunway that noone would wear" two looks featured floor-length black tunic-dresses, that seemed monk-like and somehow masculine, even paired with gold antler necklaces. As his use of black fur, on boots and as scarfs added to the primitive feel of the collection, the look was overwhelmingly gothic and undeniably chic. Consider me a member of the everexpanding cult, of Owens that is. -Andrew Mukamal (photos via men.style.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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