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The situation of Rick Owens newest present is a mirrored image of the continued sense of worldwide loss because the loss of life toll from Covid-19 continues to rise. The designer’s new males’s assortment was offered at Tempio Votivo, a shrine to the fallen troopers of the 2 world wars. The gathering, Owens tells BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks, was born out of “anger and darkness,” regardless of a contemporary sense of optimism caused by Joe Biden’s current inauguration.
Within the newest episode of The BoF Podcast, Owens and Blanks talk about the numerous references that knowledgeable the American designer’s new assortment and why imperfection is central to his pursuit of creativity.
- The present, though filled with music and fashions, was and not using a stay viewers, a transfer that turned the presentation into “private ritual,” Owens stated. “We’re doing it for ourselves… A few of the folks [I’m working with] have been with me for 18 years. For us to have the ability to nurture and develop the gathering up to now collectively, we’ve by no means absolutely performed that earlier than. It’s been this nice bonding train.”
- For Owens, lockdown life has not deviated removed from his pre-pandemic routine. “I don’t take part or flow into on the earth as a lot as most individuals do,” he stated. However the social restrictions have reminded him that limitations could be central to artistic ingenuity. “I like the thought of working inside small boundaries,” he instructed Blanks. “I like the thought of doing the very best with what you’ve obtained.”
- References for Owens’ work embody the Bible, the Rocky Horror Present and S&M, in addition to his personal imperfections and private expertise of manhood. “My males’s runway reveals are all the time about males’s flaws, and about males’s worst urges as a result of they’re autobiographical,” he stated. “Once I’m serious about males, I’m serious about my very own expertise. And my very own expertise may be very important.”
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