Fashion Industry Broadcast has just released “OWENS” – our groundbreaking new Art Book. This is the seventh release in our RENEGADES OF FASHION series, and this time, we explore the life and work of designer Rick Owens.
Rick Owens is the unlikely American Fashion Designer; he is the ‘Anti-Ralph Lauren’. Ralph’s classic sportswear came to define the wholesome American dream; Owens’ vision rather, offers an introspective insight into the darker elements of nature and of man. And it is often thought, into Owens himself.
In this lavish 450-page hardcover picture book we explore the life and career of fashion’s ‘Prophet of the Apocalypse’.
To the rest of the world, the designee strikes a mysterious figure, a slender – softly spoken Californian native; an intellectual no doubt, with working ties to some of the most esteemed models in the world and yet no one embodies the aesthetic of the brand more than the man himself.
His trademark long locks and a self-perpetuating uniform of black, monotones and shades of Grey, cloaked over white sneakers often draws critical comparisons to that ominous figure of the death: the Grim Reaper.
Yet his clothes do not exist in a vacuum, they are part of his planet, delivered in the context of one his many controversial fashion shows. His obsession with evolution not only underlined many of his collections but inadvertently was biographic of the brand’s own transformation.
In his own words he remarks “I always think the act of creation is your fight for immortality” “the energy of resisting death, and trying to be remembered in the best possible way”.
“OWENS” is available now globally on Amazon books, as hard cover, soft cover, ebook and audio book.
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