As soon as the Rick Owens present rolls round, you recognize you are about to see one thing in contrast to anything you noticed to this point in the course of the 4 style weeks. The designer’s Fall 2022 assortment, proven in Paris Thursday, was no exception — though there was one thing about it that felt of-the-moment (because of goth-leaning celebs like Julia Fox and Ye maybe?), whereas additionally fully faraway from any particular time or area. Together with his retro-futurist sensibility, Owens has at all times had a knack for this.
The present had fashions strolling solemnly encircled in clouds of smoke, giving the entire thing a cinematic, otherworldly really feel — particularly as they got here out in a gaggle for the finale like a military of well-dressed apocalypse survivors. Many have been swathed in protecting outerwear: lengthy wool coats topped with cozy stoles; armor-like vests and jackets with soccer player-esque shoulder pads or life jacket-esque inflation; elegant capes with a “Lord of the Rings” vibe; puffer-coat capes with exaggerated sleeves trailing on the ground; futuristic coats adorned with tufts of fur. Platform boots, hitting above the knee if not larger, even have a shield-like really feel.
Owens’ beloved camel-alien shoulders characteristic prominently within the assortment, in addition to his signature extra-long, curve-hugging skirts. Equally proportioned, ingeniously draped night robes, accomplished in iridescent muted colours, are the highlights of the present — a shocking mix of laborious and delicate components. Here is hoping somebody’s courageous sufficient to put on one on the purple carpet this awards season, although they might additionally work as wardrobe for some post-apocalyptic queen in a film. (Zendaya in “Dune 2,” maybe?)
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