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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Paris Show Designer Rick Owens Fall 2011


"California born Rick Owens delivers a superbly crafted and proportioned collection for autumn/winter 2011"
...Hillary Alexander.

The tunics and loose trousers tucked into boots at Rick Owens' autumn/winter 2011 collection shown at the Paris prêt-à-porter season today, suggested a slight Cossack air to me. The designer, however, was quick to clarify my interpretation; I was way off the radar, by a few millennium, at least. "Cossack? No! I was thinking more caveman; you know, the idea of 'just throw a blanket over her'. That was my basis."
If indeed 'troglodytes' were Owens' starting point, then he has crafted a best-dressed 'Neanderthal look' which would suggest Raquel Welch in 'One Million Years B.C.' was very poorly served indeed, by the wardrobe department.
This was in no way a question of 'just throwing a blanket' over anyone. The collection was a superbly crafted, proportioned and coloured blend of pieces, which started with a hood, or knitted 'snood', and progressed through a series of layers, through to wedge-soled knee-boots.

Read more of Hillary's article at Telegraph.UK