Discover RICK OWENS Fall Winter 2021.22 Gethsemane Collection that explores defiance against menace presented during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by Gethsemane – a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, where Jesus spent his last night before the crucifixion. It explores fear and anxiety, and calls for a strong resistance against tyranny. The collection also mocks conservatism and male aggression.
“In the bible, the rending of ones garments is an act of grief or rage — to violently tear the clothes one is wearing apart. This is the significance of the slashed black denim pieces in the collection, mirrored in the slashed graphics rendered in by- product shearlings and cowhides patchworked into coats and jackets. Narrow backless long-sleeved sheath gowns are cut in heavy viscose knit, sequins, or black overdyed denim. Like the bodysuits, their tops are often pulled down to hang off the hips and worn with a t-shirt. Ruched and sequined thongs are worn over recycled cashmere bodysuits to add a lurid flourish to matter-of-fact and practical modesty. These recycled cashmere yarns are also knit into heavy sweaters, pulled up to double on the torso, and roomy blanket-sized hooded robes. Biblical. These hooded robes are repeated in tent-sized duvet or sequin encrusted denim.” – from Rick Owens