Rick Owens - Menswear collection Autumn/Winter 2017/18 in Paris (with interview)

Designer : Rick Owens Location : Palais de Tokyo, ParisInspiration : called “glitter”this collection references the 70s, a time where frustration rhymed with experience, liberation and transgression…Collection : Men-duvets where the creator reinterprets the puffa jackets in his own way, destructuring them and draping them around the body.The ultra-long sleeves, the jacket which appears to be inflated and wrapped, creating volumes.The stripes realized by hand, on the canvas bringing a new graphic side. To note : always the staging and the styling of the models, white painting,shaved heads, long hair or transformed, with mousse falling over the face. Interview with Rick Owens : Glitter was a period in the 70s where people were using their clothes to express frustration, I think, and the clothes, they were kind of embracing sleaze, I don’t know the French word for sleaze but it’s almost vulgarity and ugliness. I feel there is frustration in the air and one of the ways to express it is through clothes, now I don’t know if I’m really doing that because I feel I’m still too attached to beauty to be that aggressive with clothes, but anyway it was one of my thoughts.Draping is a classical motif for clothes, and the Grecians did draping, I feel like I’m in the middle of developing a signature, because the last three or four shows have been very much about draping in a more abstract way.I never really do graphics … ever, stripes for me is a surprise and we needed a bit of a surprise.Music from the show (only to be used in the context of the show, protected by the right to information.)

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