51 posts tagged "Rick Owens"
“This was really a whim,” said Rick Owens when asked about the launch of the two éphémères (or, in laymen’s terms, temporary stores) for his secondary line, DRKSHDW—the first of which opened in New York this week, with the second scheduled to bow in London on September 4. Set in a sprawling, stark loft on Wooster Street, the Manhattan outpost, which marks DRKSHDW’s first stand-alone space (temporary or otherwise) since the brand’s 2005 inception, is meant to cater to those who don’t want to “schlep” down to Owens’ Hudson Street flagship. “I wanted to make it easier for them,” said the designer. “For better or worse, I’ve established an identity that might not be everybody’s cup of tea, and maybe the DRKSHDW story is easier to stomach.” Continue Reading “In Rick Owens’ SHDW” »
The decidedly toned Rick Owens is all about working up a sweat, but apparently running just isn’t his thing. “I hate, hate, hate cardio,” the designer told WWD. However, in an effort to develop a taste for pounding the pavement (“I’m in my fifties now, and I need to do something for my heart and lungs,” he said), Owens has teamed with Adidas to create a line of men’s and women’s running shoes. The motivational kicks will debut at Owens’ men’s show in Paris, on June 27.
This morning, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum announced the winners of its prestigious National Design Awards—even though the official bestowals won’t occur until October. This year’s recipient of the Fashion award is none other than the Iranian-born and New York-based Behnaz Sarafpour.
Sarafpour’s line, which she founded in 2001, has evolved into a well-rounded womenswear range that fuses feminine cuts with innovative textiles. Her Fall 2013 collection, in particular, might have caught the eye of Caroline Baumann, Cooper-Hewitt’s acting director. The lineup featured classic silhouettes turned modern via neoprene and piled velvet. Previous winners of the honor include Thom Browne (2012), J. Mendel (2011), Rick Owens (2007), and Tom Ford (2003).
In the latest issue of WSJ. magazine, Style.com/Print star Rick Owens gives Lynn Yaeger a tour of his unorthodox home on Paris’ Place du Palais Bourbon. Having lain empty for twenty years before Owens and wife, Michèle Lamy, moved in, in 2004, the building, which doubles as an atelier, is the former French Socialist Party headquarters. An embodiment of the rough-hewn looks he sends down the runway, Owens’ abode is quintessentially Rick, complete with raw concrete floors, a wall fresco by his step-daughter Scarlett Rouge, a few pieces from his own furniture line, and a black boom box, which was a gift from Cher. When asked about his interior-design philosophy, Owens replied, “How do we make all things around us beautiful? Every switch plate, every sneaker, I want all the everyday stuff to be great. I would like a rock-crystal toilet!”