Originally from Southern California, Rick Owens has been based in Paris since 2003. His own line was launched in 1994 in LA, and dubbed rock-inspired couture, but it took eight years for his work to be recognised and for him to cause a well-deserved big splash in the fashion world. Owens is famed for his consistent aesthetic of hard/soft, minimalist palettes and dramatic structure.
Owens opened his first stateside boutique in Manhattan’s Tribeca in 2008, previously only stocked as a concession. Fans of his work include Helena Bonham Carter and Courtney Love.
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