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Rick Owens Mens FW16 Runway Show: Paris Fashion Week Mens

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Models present creations by Rick Owens during the men's Fashion Week for the 2016-2017 Fall/Winter collection
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Rick Owens has been called "the godfather of brutal chic" and reading what the designer has to say about his FW16 collection for men it's a fitting epithet.

In his show notes Rick Owens asks some challenging questions and describes eloquently what his collection is all about.

"Change can be ominous but isn't evolution inevitable? Do we really expect to live forever? or might we gracefully go the way of the dinosaur?

Balancing control and collapse is what I've built my aesthetic on ---- discipline versus indulgence, immortality versus its defeat, architecture versus wilderness

Fashion's evolution has expressed ideals of beauty through exaggeration like stretch jeans, stilettos, bustles and panniers. I've used volume at the pelvis to construct the effect I think panniers were intended for.

Shapes in thick cotton moleskins and wool suiting are tight and controlled at the top, gradually expanding at the hips to drag and melt tree trunk-like into the ground, shearlings are the simplest of shapes, or twisted and draped into cascading blobs. Bombers are in pirarucu, a Brazilian eco-friendly fish hide with prehistoric-looking scales. Parkas are cut in falling apart mohair or black suburban nylon, twisted and stretched to the floor. Looks are anchored by Adidas pro model shell toes"Read more at:cocktail dresses


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