For Spring '13, Rick Owens showed a slightly softer side of his subversive nature today, opening up his runway show with an array of light, voluminous strapless dresses and sheer layers. Given, the designer's penchant for sharp angles was still very apparent — his models all sported razor-sharp alien-like wigs and chained sandals — but there was a definite move toward easy, draped shapes and beautiful embellishments like the white fringed skirts, knotted tops, and slinky metallic gowns. Meanwhile, his lineup of structural leather tops and jackets is sure to please his devout following. Owens has always catered to the underground cool kids, but this decidedly softer collection just might be the gateway drug for fans on the fence.
Rick Owens Spring 2013