Clothing Spring/Summer 2018
RICK OWENS CLOTHING
- Main color: Black
- Materials: Cotton
- Made in ITALY
Owens studied fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, for two years before dropping out and taking pattern-making and draping courses at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, leading to work in the garment industry doing knock-offs of designer clothing.
His own label, begun in 1994, found a following, selling exclusively to Charles Gallay, a pioneering Los Angeles retailer who kept Owens in business for several years.
Working and producing in Europe led him to his move from Los Angeles to Paris and show during the Paris collections. He also began his longstanding collaboration with stylist Panos Yiapanis, who has been working with Owens on all his catwalk shows to date.
Owens’ pieces have proved highly collectable since 2005. Owens had only created a series of bespoke pieces for his bunker-style LA loft, but when he moved to Paris, he was snapped up by local dealer Philippe Jousse. Eight years on, now signed to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, and currently exhibiting in London, he is demonstrating not only serious intent in this field but considerable talent.