Paris Fashion Week: Rick Owens’ Show Features Models Wearing Models
At the Paris Fashion Week, the models literally had to carry each other. California based American fashion designer Rick Owens is the master of the catwalk stunt and he proved it again. Welcome to the world of fashion’s pre-eminent haute goth, Rick Owens, master of the access-all-areas catwalk stunt.
As usual, “godfather of brutal chic” stole the season as models strapped themselves to other models as they strutted down the runway wearing flesh-and-blood accessories, with models carrying each other as human backpacks – or as living knapsacks, swung out to the front in the paranoid tourist position.
Editors coo over every collection he produces; Daily Mail went with: “Does my bum look big on her?” Jezebel’s was “Here Are Some Models 69ing On the Runway at Rick Owens” while Vogue called this Spring 2014 show a “joyous assault on fashion orthodoxy”.
The designer — who was awarded the Fashion Group International’s Rule Breaking award in 2007 — said in a statement talking about his yesterday’s collection, “I see [my vision for the collection] being more about nourishment, sisterhood/motherhood … Women raising women, women becoming women, and women supporting women”.
“Straps can be about restraint, but here they are all about support and cradling. Straps here become loving ribbons”, continued the ever-mercurial creative director who’s made headlines for punching a protesting model in the face.
The Eiffel Tower was wearing a colorful light show of September 30, which is designed for the Fashion Week in Paris. The slogan “Fashion loves Paris,” designed the famous monuments of the French capital.
Special lighting was shown at the Eiffel Tower every evening during the fashion week in Paris ready-to-wear, which started on September 29 with the presentation of new collections for Spring / Summer 2016 is unpleasant to look at fashion designer sent astray, impractical and expensive type of the runway, and then to hear they come up with weak existential theme in order to justify its collection.
Rick Owens decided to show their utilitarian style of women in the belts and other models wearing them, often with their bottom fluctuates too close to their chins. Models have uncertain honor to do the hard work has been installed in a robust gladiator sandals and boots and biker managed to keep straight faces even with the hips balanced on his shoulders, or bikinis another woman just a few inches from his face. Rick Owens may be known for its presentations crazy, but he’s not the only one who made headlines on the podium.
“It felt like there was something profound and emotive to Owens’ vision,” wrote Ted Stansfield for Dazed. “It was a comment on incredible female strength and sisterhood — the weights women have to carry, their ability to support and nurture each other.”
The audience members of the show explained on social media as “the burden of life” and “the baggage we all carry is … each other”.