#PFW: Rick Owens Spring Summer 2018 Collection
Rick Owens presents the women’s spring summer 2018 collection at courtyard of the Palais de Tokyo at Paris Fashion Week. The collection represents stoicism, fertility, futurism, hope; Rick Owens translates this into his designs in twisted and flanged forms that hang around the body. In layers of neck holes and armholes, thin white t-shirts are stretched over the body creating a crude American’s brutalist interpretation of French confection. Using different forms of canvas as the prime fabric for the collection; such as a nylon/cotton technical canvas with the sheen of a duchesse, stiff cotton sateen canvas, a chalky matte rubber and cotton canvas, shiny lacquered canvas, metal mega-bugle beaded canvas, “canvas as a modest material to sculpt and paint on has always appealed to me since art school; canvas just feels like potential and a fresh start” says Rick Owens.
“Instead of morbidly romanticizing our socio-ecological peril, which I have so gleefully indulged in in the past, I feel I need to propose experimental grace and form as a gesture of turning away from threat, not really as escapism, but as rejection” –Rick Owens
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ALL IMAGES BY VALERIO MEZZANOTTI/OWENSCORP