Dear Shaded Viewers,
yesterday night Rick Owens delivered another theatrical and exciting show for his Spring Summer 19 collection during Paris Fashion Week this time, setting the Palais de Tokyo runway on fire with a burning pyramid. The show’s dramatic display set the tone for a mystical experience, which saw the models march down in sculptural silhouettes and geometric crowns that were also used as cuffs and necklaces. A reference to the Tower of Babel and Tatlin’s Tower, lots of historic references and a Vestal Virgin style now and there, as well as a refined Burning Man Festival attire, came alive on the runway in the shape of armor-like leather dresses, flowing gowns made from stained flags, twisted denim bottoms with satin fringed layers and architectural silhouettes with oversize hoodies and neon galoche. The color palette was tinted in classic black, white, grey, burgundy and lime while the accessories range featured extra large visor sunglasses, Owens’s new boots and Birkenstock sandals, one of the most interesting collaboration the brand ever did. Geometrical cut outs pyramid like-dresses and mantels closed the show, with some sparkles (together with the models handing burning torches) thanks to the iridescent metal inserts that shined. For a modern powerful enchantress, in the most positive definition as it should be.