As soon as the Rick Owens present rolls round, you already know you are about to see one thing in contrast to anything you noticed to this point in the course of the 4 vogue weeks. The designer’s Fall 2022 assortment, proven in Paris Thursday, was no exception — though there was one thing about it that felt of-the-moment (due to goth-leaning celebs like Julia Fox and Ye maybe?), whereas additionally fully faraway from any particular time or area. Along with his retro-futurist sensibility, Owens has all the time had a knack for this.
The present had fashions strolling solemnly encircled in clouds of smoke, giving the entire thing a cinematic, otherworldly really feel — particularly as they got here out in a bunch for the finale like a military of well-dressed apocalypse survivors. Many have been swathed in protecting outerwear: lengthy wool coats topped with cozy stoles; armor-like vests and jackets with soccer player-esque shoulder pads or life jacket-esque inflation; elegant capes with a “Lord of the Rings” vibe; puffer-coat capes with exaggerated sleeves trailing on the ground; futuristic coats adorned with tufts of fur. Platform boots, hitting above the knee if not greater, even have a shield-like really feel.
Owens’ beloved camel-alien shoulders characteristic prominently within the assortment, in addition to his signature extra-long, curve-hugging skirts. Equally proportioned, ingeniously draped night robes, executed in iridescent muted colours, are the highlights of the present — a surprising mix of arduous and comfortable components. This is hoping somebody’s courageous sufficient to put on one on the pink carpet this awards season, although they’d additionally work as wardrobe for some post-apocalyptic queen in a film. (Zendaya in “Dune 2,” maybe?)
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