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PFW: Rick Owens Fall/Winter RTW 2018

The art of abstract seduction

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For his fall collection Rick Owens brought his usual Avant-garde style to the runways of Paris Fashion Week, but this time the designer decided to dive into the murky waters of the Time’s Up and #Metoo movements creating pieces that made a statement on their own.

The show took place at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, where the scenery was minimal to allow the unique pieces to make the statement they were intended to make. The crowd was filled with celebrities that were excited to see what this collection would bring.

According to WWD, when the designer was asked about the idea behind his latest designs he said,

“There was a sly wit in those days. We don’t see that sly wit in fashion now. That was a very sophisticated, almost provocative, almost bordering on ridiculous wit.”

With this range, the designer played with unconventional and even cloud like outlines that left the crowd buzzing for more. The collection featured a variation of bulked-up tunics in muted hues that were made out of camel hair and linen felt, an abundance of plaid in multiple different colors, XXXL outerwear that felt contemporary and easy to layer with, and lots of puffy almost plush pieces that were layered with one another.

Likewise, the collection presented parkas that had synthetic shearling and a large quantity of lapel-free coats that had deep fur lines pockets that stole the show.

Perhaps the most standout pieces from the show were the accessories used to style every design. The models were styled with unique grand headgear, simple running shows that gave the spotlight to the garments and some were sporting white paint on their faces.

Rick Owens took a risk with this range, he created something unique that brought his opinion on the social movements to life. He wanted to create a collection that showcased sexy in a different kind of way. With less revealing pieces and more put together items with a cocoon-like feel.

Continue reading: PFW: Chloé Fall/Winter 2018 RTW

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