Leave it to Rick Owens to get Paris Men’s Fashion Week started on a high note. Today, the designer presented his collection to a soundtrack of his preferred techno beats, leaving the audience pumped for what’s in store in the City of Light. Rick Owens has nurtured a signature style that’s helped to set him apart from other designers, and to quickly take his business big. But this season, Owens’ collection took a slight departure from the usual drapey, directional looks he’s coined as his own.
Sure, there was lots of black, layers, and skinny legs, but the clothes had a new luxed-up look – layers of all black, plush wool, and a new focus on more tailored pieces. The change was welcomed with open arms, and while the head-to-toe runway looks might be reserved for die-hard Owen fans, when deconstructed there were plenty of must-have wearables for next winter.
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