Designer RICK OWENS presented his Fall Winter 2022.23 Strobe Menswear Collection, that balances virtuousness and cheerful degeneracy, on January 20th, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection features drella coats that can be belted around the hips or, with the unbuttoning of a back slit, be thrown over the head as a poncho or a cape. Tailored coats and jackets still have exaggerated shoulder, that started as a parody of masculinity but became something the designer enjoyed wearing. The collection also features headwear pieces that work as lamps, inspired by Ancient Egypt shapes and Dan Flavin helmet, with fluorescent bulbs.
“Our eye has gotten used to a masked face. Patchworked shearlings come from a family-owned, second generation tannery from Tuscany. They are LWG [leather working group] certified, which covers environmental, traceability, and social responsibility. Sleeveless overshirts to be worn under cropped, wide-shouldered bombers or layered under overcoats have deep zipped internal pockets that act as mega wallets. Helmets have dan flavin-esque fluorescent bulbs set in crown shapes that I kept seeing in the Egyptian temples and tombs I toured last October. They are balanced out by our new blown-up converse turbowpn and drkstar or knee – high pull on boots with either a lug sole or our beloved acrylic-heeled platforms. Cotton silk duchesse — woven in the como region of Italy. Super high thread count that makes the material very compact and rigid. 500 Grams.” – from Rick Owens
CASTING AM CASTING (CLM)
HAIR DUFFY (STREETERS)
MAKEUP DANIEL SALLSTROM (MA WORLD GROUP)
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MUSIC EXCLUSIVE EXTENDED MIX OF ‘LIGHTS’ BY SISTERS OF MERCY