Rick Owens SS 2016 at PFW
This women’s spring collection is entitled Cyclops, a mythological creature, formidable, with focused vision. Who among us wouldn’t appreciate that kind of description? In the spring men’s collection which shares the same name, that focused vision was propulsive and aggressive. When applied to women, i see that focused visione being more nourishment, sisterhood/motherhood and regeneration: women raising women, women becoming women and women supporting women, a world of women i know little about and can only attempt to amuse in my own small way.
Straps can be about restraint but here they are all about support and cradling, straps here become loving ribbons. Sturdy sandals provide a steady base for light as air shifts. Tunics and boxers are topped with crisply cutaway coats with narrow, sharply defined shoulders, sleeves on the coats are ripped off or can be removed to drift behind the bare arm like a cape.