Rick Owens Spring 2012
“I always resented the idea of radical silhouettes or exaggeration being confined to the runway,” said Owens, when describing his Spring collection. “That kind of extremity should be accessible all day long.” That said, wearability was key for Owens, as seen through the simple cotton and leather fabrics he juxtaposed into a '60s couture-inspired line. Long, lean pillar skirts were the focal point, paired with a range of structured and voluminous tops. Most notably were the array of modern patchwork jackets and exaggerated bell-sleeved renditions. Meanwhile, flowy draped skirts and intricately ruched gowns provided a softer touch to the collection. The color palette stayed true to his aesthetic, featuring predominately black, white, and gray hues, but there was also experimentation with a warm clay hue. “There’s no irony," said Owens. "It’s not particularly witty. There’s no menace. This time, it’s really pure, simple grace.” More details from the collection below.
- Trends: Minimalism, pillar skirts, draped skirts, patchwork jackets, volume.
- Colors: Black, white, gray, clay.
- Key Look: The patchwork jackets with bell sleeves and pillar skirts.
- Accessories: Minimal platform sandals.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave strong, yet minimal looks.