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AMEN, RICK OWENS

Article and images courtesy of Laila Lu at rocketrend.worpress.com

I have a thing for these kind of western religion influences (for example that Gaultier Spring 07 couture collection.)

The headpieces and the shoes might be very dramatic but the clothes are 100% wearable.

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The dresses have cut-outs, the fabric drapes and some looks are bare-backs. A dress like that, in monochrome, might look simple but they speak a lot in details.

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It is as though he mapped out the basic needs of a versatile garment and mixed a lot of elements together—comfort, sexiness, modernism.

Plus the nun look injects a lot of innocence into the show, and made it very powerful and memorable at the same time.

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It could have easily turned to the grunge direction with that black leather and croc skin, but it doesn’t seen very hardcore afterall.

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Owens has always been true to his aesthetics, he is definitely in a league of his own. 

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One thing that bugs me is the shoes. They suit his clothes but I wonder who is going to wear them in real life…

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