Designer Rick Owens has presented his Fall Winter 2016 menswear collection during the recent Paris Fashion Week. In addition to the must have all-black looks from Owens the designer masterfully with his signature lines plays with proportion and body architecture resulting in an almost sculptural perspective with some of the looks sent down the runway.
Fashion’s evolution has expressed ideals of beauty through exaggeration like stretch jeans, stilettos, bustles and panniers… i’ve used volume at the pelvis to construct the effect i think panniers were intended for— to create an imposing display for the lower half of the body; a frame suspensefully covered with a curtain. Shapes in thick cotton moleskins and wool suiting are tight and controlled at the top, gradually expanding at the hips to drag and melt tree trunk-like into the ground. Shearlings are the simplest of shapes, or twisted and draped into cascading blobs. bombers are in pirarucu— a brazilian eco-friendly fish hide with prehistoric-looking scales — and parkas are cut in falling apart mohair, or black suburban nylon, twisted and stretched to the floor. looks are anchored by Adidas pro model shell toes that have been pumped up to mastodon level. The dinosaurs at the bottom of the la brea tar pits are echoed in the soundtrack’s refrain ‘i just thought i’d call before i throw myself into the icy lake’ (from icy lake, a mid-nineties voguing masterpiece by dat oven). This collection is labeled with a one-time-only owenscorp label that has been dipped in the honey produced by our bees. Come on baby, don’t fear the reaper. – from RICK OWENS
Discover more of the Rick Owens fall winter 2016 collection after the jump:
All Images Courtesy of Rick Owens / “Valerio Mezzanotti – OWENSCORP”