Rick Owens was back at the Palais de Tokyo to present his collection, which remains true to the subversion of the American designer.
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Entitled ‘’Strobe’’, his Fall/Winter 2022 collection featured coats with exaggerated shoulders, which the designer considers, in his press notes, as a “parody of masculinity”. There were also huge parkas spilling long goat hair trim, bomber jackets with sleeves slashed at the elbow, or tailored coats and jackets in Frankenstein proportions.
However, behind this dark and rebellious aesthetic, so characteristic of Rick Owens, there was an undercurrent of sensuality and glamour in the use of luxurious fabrics such as silk, duchess cotton satin, organic jersey and Italian canvas wool woven on century-old shuttle looms.
Some of the models wore headpieces, doubled with Philips fluorescent tubes, evoking both the work of Dan Flavin and Egyptian headdresses (Owens visited Egypt in October), which can be used as lamps.
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