2008 February 25
Rick Owens - Paris Fall 2008
(PARIS) Roll Call: Thom Browne, Gareth Pugh, Alexis Bryan, Cathy Horyn, Virginia Smith, Julie Gilhart, Robin Givhan
Chic Report: This season, Rick Owens was in an apocalyptic, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome kind of place, which made for a dark, incredibly avant-garde collection. Some of the pieces were a bit difficult (swirling shearling leggings, anyone?), but surprisingly, the majority of the looks were very wearable--especially the outerwear. We loved the softly draped minks, stark, zippered jackets, sculptural leather coats, the cape-like metallic jacket, and Suvi Koponen's belted fur number--look for this one in the fall wardrobe of many a fashion-forward market editor.