Rick Owens Fall 2024 Menswear Assortment: The Designer Held a Style Present In His Personal Home


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Inform me concerning the inflatable… boots is, I assume, the precise phrase.

They’re simply an affront to widespread good style. They are a protest, they usually’re a protest towards intolerance. Intolerance, the seed of warfare.

They remind me of the massive pink MSCHF boots, however executed with possibly extra intent behind the assertion.

We’re seeing proportions in style develop to ludicrous dimension. And there is one thing about that that’s about mocking enforced requirements of magnificence.

The present notes described the proportions of the gathering as grotesque and inhuman.


You play with exaggerated proportions and inflation regularly in your work, however why are you taking it to a extra excessive degree this season?

As a result of we’re residing in barbaric instances, and we have to make barbaric statements. But it surely’s not like it is going to change. It isn’t like I am instructing any classes. I am simply reflecting the frustration that I sense on the planet.

Inform me a little bit bit extra about your house and the way it grew to become the Rick Owens workplace.

This was our showroom, and folks used to come back purchase the gathering right here. Once we moved in, it had lowered, acoustical tile ceilings. It was inhospitable, so we ripped the whole lot out and left it very uncooked. Our first seasons, everyone would come out of right here coated in mud as a result of the concrete was not sealed. So it was a really bizarre expertise for this a part of city. Then steadily, it grew to become our places of work, and I by no means used these rooms myself. These have been all the time our showroom as a result of I did not like going through the sq..

Why not?

It is too city for me, and there are not any bushes. The again overlooks the backyard of the Ministry of the Protection, so it is an enormous backyard within the again. It is stunning, and that is the life that I needed to have. I needed to sacrifice excessive ceilings as a result of my places of work within the again have decrease ceilings. I ponder what my life could be like if I had lived with excessive ceilings for the previous 20 years. However who is aware of?

What’s your finest guess?

I’d’ve gotten extra pompous. Extra pompous and extra of a douche than I’m now.

What was it like residing and dealing in the identical area? I imply, all of us earn a living from home now, however you had workers clocking into your home. I’m picturing you with an espresso, padding round in slippers or one thing.

I’ve all the time lived in my workspace. I’ve all the time executed that as a result of all of it needs to be the identical factor. I do not actually socialize that a lot, however I believe that is a part of why I used to be interested in Michèle as a result of Michèle may carry individuals into my life, and I did not must exit. I may see the world by her tradition. After which I may dip out and in. In order that they have been clocking in, however I rise up early. I’ve black and white films taking part in whereas I am taking my bathe, listening to opera, and having my espresso. Opera or Julie London or Dusty Springfield nowadays.

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The place do you go in Paris if you need to get out of the house and the workplace?

The Louvre. I cross the Seine, stroll by the Jardin des Tuileries and go to the Louvre, after which I’ve lunch at Le Café Marly with mates rather a lot. There is a church over right here known as the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde. I am not spiritual, however I cease by there rather a lot as a result of that is the place I used to go together with my mother and father after they have been alive, and that retains me linked with them. It actually looks like an extension of my home. It is this enormous grey, gothic area that I like being in. I’m going to the Musée Rodin. Museums and gardens, that is the perfect factor that town can supply.

Do you continue to eat on the burger place [Brasserie Bourbon] on the nook?

I do. I do not eat burgers as a lot as I used to, however I cease over there earlier than I’m going to the fitness center for a sizzling fudge sundae.

You will have sizzling fudge sundaes earlier than you go to the fitness center?

Vitality. Yeah.

It feels to me like males’s style is in a second of transition proper now, with everybody fumbling for a story about what to do, how to answer the second we’re in. However your message is all the time so clear.

All I do know is what I am doing. I don’t know what’s occurring on the market. I do not know what the lads’s style zeitgeist is. I don’t know. I have a look at reveals, although. I like reveals. I am a style fan, however I do not join with it, I assume. However I get pleasure from watching it.

I did not know that you just watched different reveals.

Yeah, I am a style fan. I like style, so I like seeing what persons are doing. And likewise, I am positive that I am absorbing some info like, “That is occurring rather a lot. Let’s not go in that path,” that type of factor or issues to keep away from. There are components of conspicuous consumption that I am seeing which are like, “Wow, issues actually to keep away from.”

It does look like the European males’s style world is, in a means, turning west towards America proper now. American designers are within the highlight with Pharrell at Louis Vuitton, and you’ve got designers like Grace Wales Bonner exhibiting very American collections, hers impressed by Howard College.

Oh, yeah. I noticed that. I do not know what makes America so interesting proper now. Is now actually its most shining second that everyone needs to admire? I do not know.