The Scene: In addition to top models, including Hanne Gaby Odiele, the designer once again opted to show his collection on real women of all shapes, sizes, races and ages.
The Inspiration: Furturistic.
The Look: Done in a black, brown and gray color palette, the collection stuck to the designer’s mix of futuristic (leather, knee-high sneakers anyone?), urban and draped looks. With pointed shoulders and sheath-like elongated silhouettes, many of the designer's pieces appeared like armor, especially the ones with sleeves that morphed into gloves with zippers so as to allow hands to peek out. Tops with contrastingly lined hoods, hooded leather jackets, oversized and cocoon-like outerwear and tops as well as multi-texture fitted pants and oversized tops with wildly supersized arms were also in the mix. The show closed with a coat that appeared to have been morphed into a sling, capping off a collection that was more art than fashion.
The Accessories: Leather, knee-high sneakers.
The Beauty: Hair ranged from center-parted and worn down to tightly pulled back. All the models had clean faces, natural eyes and pink lips.
The Takeaway: This won't be an easy collection to translate into retail as shown on the runway, but hopefully it won't take long for more of Owens' work to end up in museums — a much better place for his conceptual designs.
All images: IMAXtree