Otherworldly figures appearing out of the fog at Rick Owens PFW FW 22/23


Dear Shaded Viewers,


Like otherworldly figures appearing out of the fog, transcending space and time, Rick took us on a journey to the softer side of Strobe and it was beyond beautiful. The show began with a waterfall like fog that rolled down the runway and through the clearing the first model appeared in a floor length white gown and coat with exaggerated sleeves. Simply breathtaking. The music which usually would roar by acid bass artist Eprom, this season was etherial instead with models floating to Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Dress lengths were kept to the floor throughout the collection in velvet, denim, leather and sequin. Rounded puffer shapes were oversized and dramatic like shields of armor in exotic leathers and reflective fabrics. Shoulders were wide or high peaked and jackets cropped at the waist. I particularly loved a baby blue coat that had goats hair dripping across the chest and down the arms. So many unique but wearable pieces which Rick Owens has become known for. Pops of colour were also strong in oranges, yellows, pinks and blues. At a time where the world is on the brink of a possible world war, Rick struck the right cord in presenting a haunting more solemn show. As Rick said it best  “During times of heartbreak, beauty can be one of the ways to maintain faith.”




Leticia Dare

Leticia Dare is the Fashion Director for ASVOF.