Designer RICK OWENS showcased his Fall Winter 2021.22 Collection titled Gethsemane – after the garden where Jesus prayed in the night before the crucifixion. The collection explore the tense and uneasy times we are living in, waiting for a resolution. It also explores male suppressed rage and male conservatism. The balance between the dark and the light. Rick Owens presented his new collection with a video, on January 21st, as part of the ongoing Digital Paris Fashion Week.
“Skin tight leather bodysuits underpin most looks, some with the top pulled down to hang off the hips. Sharp, exaggerated shoulders on tailored coats and cropped bombers mock male conservatism careening off the rails. Heavy recycled cashmere sweaters twist around the body – they can pull up to double or peel down to trail off the body. The same yarns are used to knit roomy blanket – sized hooded robes. Biblical. These hooded robes are repeated in duvet which also comes in cropped jkts peeling off the torso.
Tighty-whities with pentagram flys add more unhinged male energy when worn with thigh high cowhide fur boots – with a platform heel or a ballast sole – under coats made from recycled plastic waste with the sleeves ripped off. Hairy legs, organic pentagram underwear, and jumbo recycled coats with pandemic masks – a rough sketch of our barbaric contradictory times.” – from Rick Owens