Rick Owens Spring 2016 Collection

Before the show Rick Owens explained his concept of “Women carrying women,”explaining how he conscripted gymnasts and dancers to portray the acts of supporting, cradling, even giving birth. It was impressive in the strength required, and serenely managed, by the group of stoic women who walked the runway in Rick Owens designs.  Owens was aware that people might only see bondage whereas his intention was “admiring the mystery of what a woman is.”

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This season Rick Owens took a somewhat delicate turn.  The collection featured an extended silhouette.  The designer employed silk organza, which he crafted in a range of short dresses, to create extra volume at the shoulders, or lovely folds around the hips or the small of the back.

In a more signature style metallic leather allowed for more extreme and jutting protrusions resembling John Chamberlain car-crash sculptures. Other Rick Owens looks included long, slim black vests with pinched shoulders and windbreakers, one in transparent leather.

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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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