Thursday, October 1, 2009
Rick Owens 2010 Spring/Summer Collection
This season, it was a light, aerodynamic take on Owens’ typically dark vision. That’s not to say the designer has lost his edge- it was there, in the sharp angles that shot up from the shoulders of a trench, across the front of a cropped jacket, or molded into weird sculptural collars.
There was a fair amount of black, now broken up by plenty of white, misty gray and khaki. Fabrics were light; they flew away from the body on sleeveless jackets and floated around it on pretty parachute dresses. And despite a layered look- new asymmetrical versions of the classic tank worn with swaddling shorts and angular aprons- the silhouette felt pared down. If things got repetitive, the cummerbund effects and sheer strips of fabric that trailed between the models’ legs provided diversity.