RICK OWENS SS21 DIVES INTO THE DESIGNER'S OWN ARCHIVES

A collection of reinterpreted classic silhouettes.

By Balthazar Malevolent

RICK OWENS SS21 DIVES INTO THE DESIGNER'S OWN ARCHIVES

Rick Owens isn't into doing anything halfway. The Paris-based California-born designer is known for some of the most controversial and envelope-pushing concepts in the fashion industry, with runway shows to suit. Yet Spring/Summer 2021 "PHLEGETHON" is another matter. The line, closely lensed by Owens himself, is a selection of repurposed pieces from the previous collections of Owens, accompanied by new designs and concepts.

Owens had every intention to display his collection "PERFORMA" once again, mainly due to the industrial blockage produced by the coronavirus pandemic. "My idea would have been to show only what was available now, and not have what was to come," he explained. "And after a while that was going to commence feeling old. We are used to getting something out of the oven which is new. And I don't think we could be going back."

Owens and his muse Tyrone Dylan Susman set to work shooting Spring/Summer 2021, consisting mostly of repurposed archival designs, with their team pulling an all-nighter. For example, unlined jackets are taken from Owens' Fall/Winter 2019 collection, Spring/Summer 2018 informed knitwear and double-layered leather mesh tank tops would mirror a 2012 design. New designs and patterns of footwear enliven the classic Owens' dramatic proportions: thin, boxy top with baggy drop crotch trousers and bulky boots.

Check out the new line from Owens below and shop Fall/Winter 2020 as it now arrives at the stockists.

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