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Rick Owens Spring Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Collection – Paris


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There is only a handful of designers who are able to interpret the trials and tribulations of the current times in such poetic clothing. One such is Rick Owens, whose spring 2019 womenswear show in Paris touched upon the sensitive topic of the #MeToo movement. His references weren’t exactly literal, but the pieces that came down the runway spoke volumes. Beginning the show with a couple of avant-garde and highly architectural looks—as if conveying that the woman is like a tall and beautiful tower that can be demolished in a snap—it casually descended unto a parade of shredded stripes and deconstructed dresses. Shredded and cut-out fabric encased and was draped on the female form as if the woman inside the pieces was holding on to her last strips of protection. It was eerie yet familiar, and everyone seemed to have felt the gravity of the social movement on the fashion world stage. This was definitely a grand moment for Rick Owens, and it’ll be hard to even fathom how he can top it.

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