Rick Owens | Men’s FW 2023

70s sleaze meets pseudo-mysticism.

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Tamara Jiji

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On January 19th, Rick Owens unveiled their Fall/Winter 2023 Luxor Men's collection. Held at legendary venue and home to modern and contemporary art, the Palais De Tokyo, this show and collection was one for the archivists.

Drawing from different silhouettes, motifs, and eras, this collection was formed by the amalgamation of the designer’s current fixations. “This collection is about reduced architectural shapes with a whiff of sleazy seventies pseudo-mysticism. Sharp shoulders and high, tight waists flare to the ankle recalling an almost Victorian silhouette — A reflection of a primness we see in a prevalence of current online judgment.” Owens shares. 

Mohair woven on 1950s shuttle looms, recycled pirarucu fish skins sourced from Brazil, quartz crystals cut in the outskirts of Venice — this collection is a testament to the designer’s relentless pursuit of merging the once-distanced, and creating wholly inimitable pieces. 

Aware of his place and role in the world as a designer, Owens shares “There is a bitterness to creating a collection during a war — a desire to contribute our somber best in an industry that must remain stalwart, but with a sense of frustration that nothing is enough.” 

Take a look at the collection here.

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Rick Owens, Fall/Winter 2023 Menswear, Palais De Tokyo