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Editorial

‘‘Who else could wrap and twist a couple of pilled wool blankets into a lumpy dress and call it seduction” if not Rick Owens? The visionary designer stepped into the thorny territory of the #MeToo movement in a provocative way, subverting the classic concepts of femininity. The result was surprisingly sensual with bare legs in simple sneakers and the rest of the body hidden under twists of fabric made even more voluminous by padding and maxi-bumbags. As elaborate as it was simple, Owens’ vision looked to Arte Povera, using “poor” materials and spare shapes to create not just fabric wrappings but also more linear pieces such as coats with a gentle spray of studs or ‘peeled away’ at the shoulders to reveal glimpses of silky contrast linings.