Yet another wacky Paris Fashion Week show from Rick Owens

As usual his designs were rather unique. [Photo: Getty]
As usual his designs were rather unique. [Photo: Getty]

Whether you’re into fashion or not, you’ve most probably heard of Rick Owens. The headline-hitting American designer is known for his fearless, creative and utterly bonkers designs.

In previous seasons he’s sent models down the runway wearing X-rated garments with penis peep holes and strapped to each other in the 69 position. So, if we’ve learnt anything, it’s that you’re always in for a surprise when it comes to Rick Owens.

Needless to say, top influencers, editors and celebs, including Fergie and Courtney Love were quite taken aback when they took their seats at the Palais de Tokyo courtyard last night to find black rain ponchos on their seats.

Yes, for Owens Paris Fashion Week SS18 show it wasn’t just the models who were going to be put in a compromised position, but also the guests, as a fountain at the centre of the concord threatened to erupt at any moment, making the experience feel less like a fashion show, and more like being in the splash zone at Thorpe Park.

One of Rich Owens SS18 creations. [Photo: Rick Owens]
One of Rich Owens SS18 creations. [Photo: Rick Owens]
The majority of his designs were a stark white hue. [Photo: Rick Owens]
The majority of his designs were a stark white hue. [Photo: Rick Owens]

So, we knew it was going to be wet, but what about wild? As Owens latest collection, entitled ‘Dirt’ hit the catwalk it was clear that once again Owens ready-to-wear women’s collection wasn’t actually going to be that wearable.

Models were erratically swaddled in material, with numerous designs looking like they’d been made out of a simple white sheet, resembling any human being who really wants to stay in bed when their morning alarm goes off.

The collection then continued to get more dramatic, as three-dimensional dresses, or what we can only assume to be dresses appeared.

As always, we longed to know the inspiration behind Owens wacky designs, with the elusive show notes offering, “I feel I need to propose experimental grace and form as a gesture of turning away from threat. Not really as escapism, but as rejection.”

So, whilst we all ponder over Owens philosophical inspiration, Twitter has other ideas about what the collection resembles, liking it to Lisa Simpson, tampons and aliens.

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