Well, the man responsible for making us all want distressed leather jackets is at it again. Rick Owens’ f/w 2007 collection came chock full of dark colors, textured fabrics and the dreary coolness that enamours the label. We love psycho-chic as much as the next girl, but styling was a bit out there. Of course, this is Paris, so maybe we’re just being uptight.
Collars dominated a collection of heavy wraps and coats. Owens displayed an intense knowledge of how to make drab interesting, something he’s able to reinvent season after season. While the footwear was a little much (even for us), the collection in seperates remained wearable and had function on its side. Sherpa coats were key, with nipped waists and and clever painted-on-slim sleeves. Drapey skirts that hit under the knee balanced the perpetually exaggerated collars that are perfect for keeping us warm as the insanity of global warming brings severely cold temperatures. A muted grey-olive, stark white, and good ol’ black were the palette and while one may imagine that to be boring, it was anything but.
Leather was kept interesting with draping, and rolling hems with curly, soft sherpa peeking out. The overall message? Keep it comfortable, keep it under-the-radar and as usual with Owens, keep it dark. For others the trend may come and go, but no one can construct it quite like him.