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    i thought we could have a thread of all things RICK OWENS



    is there already a thread? sorry if there is.



    i never knew rick has a site



    http://www.owenscorp.com



    some cool stuff there





    thought id share !



    cheers ppl


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    wow neither did i! thanks!

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    ditto. That guy shaved his eyebrows off in the DRKSHDW link![:|]! Here are more photos of his store:



    Rick Owens store


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    pretty cool website. i'm still waiting to find my first rick owens piece... has anyone seen pics of his paris apartment... it's very "swank". is slab by rick owens? not sure where i might have gotten that impression.

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    yes slab is also rick owens, i'm not sure why it's not on his site.

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    [quote user="xcoldricex"]yes slab is also rick owens, i'm not sure why it's not on his site.
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    Drkshdw replaced Slab as the jeans line. As fare as I'm concerned it's the same stuff, just different name.

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    October 5, 2006

    Front Row


    To the Palais-Royal via California










    PARIS




    APART from the time years ago when I heard an American tourist ask
    for directions to the Arc de Trump, the strangest conversation I heard
    this week was between a newlywed couple in an elevator. He was whining
    that they had not had time to go shopping. “I guess it’s never what I want to do,” he said.




    Paris is a city that makes you lose your mind when it comes to
    spending, and in the last couple of years a bunch of new designer
    stores have opened, remaking stretches of the Rue St.-Honoré in the
    blocks around Colette. There the old Helmut Lang store is being remade into a Miu Miu, and closer to the Louvre, Brooks Brothers opened this week.




    Rick Owens, the California-born designer who has not left Paris in
    four years, was surprised by the demand he encountered when he opened
    his first store, in the Jardins du Palais-Royal, in August. (It is on
    Galerie de Valois, opposite Didier Ludot’s vintage store and a new Marc Jacobs store on Galerie de Montpensier.)




    “I always thought this place was so hidden away and discreet,” Mr.
    Owens said. “I thought we would go out of business in the first month.
    If I didn’t have Diana Ross land outside in a parachute, I thought, who
    is going to notice?”




    Mr. Owens, 44, took over the space from L’Éclaireur, a fashion shop
    that carried his clothes, and within a month he was having trouble
    keeping it full of clothes. On Monday, the morning after his spring
    show, he was stocking the racks with his intricately sliced and sewn
    fall jackets, mixed with furs from his collection for Revillon and
    small square leather handbags.




    Upstairs, Mr. Owens has installed his own furniture designs,
    including a canoe-shape settee constructed of unstained wood, a
    cashmere cushion and balls of resin on each end, which sparkle like
    quartz. A small table made of human skulls, snake vertebrae and ostrich
    eggs was his idea of coquille d’oeuf, an old technique of using
    eggshells in surface decoration.




    Mr. Owens said that as he has become more at ease in Paris, he has
    accepted his place in its realm of designers, as an outsider working
    inside the classic French boundaries, in his way.




    “I’m a California guy interpreting the heritage of French artifice
    in a crude American way,” he said. “Now I kind of feel like I have
    found a little corner where I am comfortable and can do my own thing.”











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    I have to thank you for bringing this site to my attention because I discovered that a store in my area now stocks Rick Owens, and thus I got to see his stuff for the first time. I was somewhat pleased, especially with the long thin sleeves that scrunch up beautifully and with the 'organic' look some of it has.



    First, in terms of wearability, the Drkshdw line is better, but it seems overpriced for what it was, even though a long sleeve shirt looked cool with the sleeves scrunched up. The main line had some nice items (especially the sweater with the raw, uneven edges), but alot of the stuff, such as a cape and long, wrap sweaters, do not scream practicality for me and I don't see too many guys going after that look in my area. The prices mean that I probably can't even consider most of it even if it reaches sale (I'm curious to see how well it sells here) and I was afraid to look at the price of the leather jacket.


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    Does anyone know why he didn't show a men's collection for S/S 2007?

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    [quote user="new_dawn_fades"]

    Kodak..

    i am also not sure why but He must havehad a private showing to buyers only or something on those lines..



    there arent many looks on the website tho.. but they look pretty good..



    i like how he used what looks like a very light organdy or voile? on a bomber with tucks, panels etc...



    u can even see the tshirt through it.. that seems very interesting.. the kind of design i look forward to seeing..



    i think that collection(mailine) on the website is probably one of the best ss07 menswear i have seen..



    like
    the double breaasted coat with the inverted pleat on the back...
    beautiful play on masculine feminine aspects/balance.. etc.



    I just love his use of fabrics...amazing feel..



    but what ticks me off sometimes is the way its cut...almost as if u have to be over 6'1 (im 5'10-11)



    and his tees are soo damn long.. on me at least..



    and ofcourse the pricetag :P



    im a student sale slut :P



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    Yea, many of his cuts are ridiculous. I have to say though, there is something about that unapologetic stance, a certain sense of integrity. I don't think he is being elitist the way Balenciaga or Dior Homme are, using super skinny cuts as a marketing gimmick to increase desirability for their product (both houses has let out some inches in their sizing since, sort of opening the flood gates for the hungry consumer) - I think he just does clothes the way he sees it. Rei Kawakubo have always said that she got into designing because she did not see the clothes she wanted to wear, and that shed did everything as if for herself. I sense the same thing with Rick Owens. He is asking of people to share in a certain aesthetic, nothing more - I respect that (it's also one of the reasons I love Ann so much, she seems to have the most integrity as a designer - all she is looking for is for people who share her aesthetic). Most of Rick's clothes are not for me, but I still like them.

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    Yes, there is something nice to be said about designers that (to a certain extent) design "for themselves" in the sense that they saw a lack of clothes cut for their body type. This ultimately caters to all those with that same body type (Old school Hedi Slimane comes to mind).



    As for Rick tees being too long, they're raw edged so you.... can cut them with scissors if you can bring yourself to do that haha. I did it with a couple of my drkshdw tees. Draw a chalk line where you want the new hem to be, take a deep breath, and snip away!

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    Yes, there is something nice to be said about designers that (to a certain extent) design "for themselves" in the sense that they saw a lack of clothes cut for their body type. This ultimately caters to all those with that same body type (Old school Hedi Slimane comes to mind).



    As for Rick tees being too long, they're raw edged so you.... can cut them with scissors if you can bring yourself to do that haha. I did it with a couple of my drkshdw tees. Draw a chalk line where you want the new hem to be, take a deep breath, and snip away!



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    Amen! If Mr. Altieri produced some tops with the necks meant to be cut out by the wearer, the rest is fair game, hahaha! BTW, how are the Drkshdw tees? Are they also super soft, or am I fine sticking with my Velvetmen at a fraction of the price?

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    The length on Rick Owen's pieces is much longer than normal, but I
    really can appreciate the design and stance towards keeping the
    image. I tried on a hoodie the other day, and at first I thought
    it was going to be about two sizes too small, but after pulling it over
    my head the shoulders ended up fitting perfectly with a very slim but
    long torso. At 6', I think I was just tall enough to wear
    it. How tall is Mr. Owens himself? He looks like a tall
    guy.


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    [quote user="sbw4224"]The length on Rick Owen's pieces is much longer than normal, but I
    really can appreciate the design and stance towards keeping the
    image. I tried on a hoodie the other day, and at first I thought
    it was going to be about two sizes too small, but after pulling it over
    my head the shoulders ended up fitting perfectly with a very slim but
    long torso. At 6', I think I was just tall enough to wear
    it. How tall is Mr. Owens himself? He looks like a tall
    guy.
    [/quote]



    He looks tall, especially in those 5 inch heels!!! He is crazy built, but of course we know that he feasts on blood of virgins. [:P]

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    [quote user="Faust"][quote user="Chinorlz"]

    Yes, there is something nice to be said about designers that (to a certain extent) design "for themselves" in the sense that they saw a lack of clothes cut for their body type. This ultimately caters to all those with that same body type (Old school Hedi Slimane comes to mind).



    As for Rick tees being too long, they're raw edged so you.... can cut them with scissors if you can bring yourself to do that haha. I did it with a couple of my drkshdw tees. Draw a chalk line where you want the new hem to be, take a deep breath, and snip away!



    [/quote]



    Amen! If Mr. Altieri produced some tops with the necks meant to be cut out by the wearer, the rest is fair game, hahaha! BTW, how are the Drkshdw tees? Are they also super soft, or am I fine sticking with my Velvetmen at a fraction of the price?



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    Faust, the drkshdw tees vary. I have one in black that is done in a somewhat rougher (almost a "soft rough linen" feel to it if that makes any sense.



    The other one I have (a brown one) is half made of the vintage supersoft fabric and the other half out of a rougher cotton. They are definitely a different feel than his main line. If you've got a good brand for soft tees, stick with it. Especially if they're a fraction of the cost. I only got these two drkshdw tees because I liked the overall design. More often than not, I'm wearing american apparel basic tees hahaha.





    ::off to check out velvetmen::





    do they have a website?

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    http://www.velvet-tees.com/velvetHome_retail.htm



    Higher quality and cheaper than james pearse and c&c. I get them at Century 21 for $20... Funny thing is The Library has them next to Poell, haha.

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    disappointed with the fit of the drkshdw l/s tees (sleeves are ribbed which i didn't realize from the pictures, but it looked fine) i got from yoox. it looks fine in the front but there's just too much fabric in the body- so it billows out in the back, which makes it look rather odd when looking at a side profile. the cotton isn't anything to write home about either. if the fit was corrected i might have kept them. or maybe i just need to try the small size. :\



    re: velvet tees there's nothing in their online shop!


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    [quote user="new_dawn_fades"][quote user="Faust"][quote user="new_dawn_fades"]

    Kodak.. i am also not sure why but He must havehad a private showing to buyers only or something on those lines..



    there arent many looks on the website tho.. but they look pretty good..



    i like how he used what looks like a very light organdy or voile? on a bomber with tucks, panels etc...



    u can even see the tshirt through it.. that seems very interesting.. the kind of design i look forward to seeing..



    i think that collection(mailine) on the website is probably one of the best ss07 menswear i have seen..



    like the double breaasted coat with the inverted pleat on the back... beautiful play on masculine feminine aspects/balance.. etc.



    I just love his use of fabrics...amazing feel..



    but what ticks me off sometimes is the way its cut...almost as if u have to be over 6'1 (im 5'10-11)



    and his tees are soo damn long.. on me at least..



    and ofcourse the pricetag :P



    im a student sale slut :P



    [/quote]





    Yea, many of his cuts are ridiculous. I have to say though, there is something about that unapologetic stance, a certain sense of integrity. I don't think he is being elitist the way Balenciaga or Dior Homme are, using super skinny cuts as a marketing gimmick to increase desirability for their product (both houses has let out some inches in their sizing since, sort of opening the flood gates for the hungry consumer) - I think he just does clothes the way he sees it. Rei Kawakubo have always said that she got into designing because she did not see the clothes she wanted to wear, and that shed did everything as if for herself. I sense the same thing with Rick Owens. He is asking of people to share in a certain aesthetic, nothing more - I respect that (it's also one of the reasons I love Ann so much, she seems to have the most integrity as a designer - all she is looking for is for people who share her aesthetic). Most of Rick's clothes are not for me, but I still like them.



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    i totally agree with you on that note.. i totally respect the angle he is coming from..



    what i meant is that its annoying for me cos i love his clothes so much...and i can pull a lot of his clothes off... just those tshirts... :D



    its a question of me being able to afford it... hopefully sooner..







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    I gotcha.

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    drkshdw and lillies for women are nice because they are so fine(thin) and the colors are nice and muted. but i agree with faust. velvet makes really nice shirts for a fraction of the price... and they make them extra long like drkshdw. also, majestic makes really nice shirts. they tend to have a slight stretch but they are so comfortable and wear nicely!

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    From PaperMag





    It's 11 a.m. on a sunny day in Paris, and 44-year-old designer Rick
    Owens has just returned from his morning trek with a bag of warm
    croissants and fresh orange juice. Owens's gargantuan, bunkerlike home
    and workspace is in two adjoining buildings that once housed the French
    Socialist Party headquarters. The front building, with pale yellow rooms
    and molding like wedding-cake icing, is from the 1850s; the rear, sleek
    and clean five-story structure was built a century later. Owens sits in
    what used to be Mitterrand's office and displays his collection for
    Revillon, the label founded in 1723 that he became the designer of four
    years ago.




    He cracks a croissant in half, gulps down some OJ. With his build,
    Owens, clad in a tight tank top and skinny black jeans from his own
    line, looks like a younger Iggy Pop -- sinewy and smooth. Long,
    pin-straight black hair flows over his shoulders. Owens tells me he's a
    "routine addict." "I have my little triangle," he explains. "Gym. Home.
    Food. I like the monastic lifestyle, very severe in a way. I like having
    everything very organized." Yet out of the blue, four years ago, Owens
    and his kittenish wife, Michele Lamy, the queen of Hollywood's hottest
    restaurant, Les Deux Cafés, hightailed it to Paris. They haven't been
    back to the States since. Owens couldn't resist the Revillon gig.




    We walk through a storeroom next door where a wax figure of Owens -- jeans
    yanked down, holding its willy and peeing -- looms over a rack of Revillon
    fur pieces. The photo-real figure was sculpted in London by artisans who
    work for Madame Tussaud's, and made for an event in Florence last
    January that was sponsored by Fondazione Pitti Discovery. At the
    exhibit, the Owens mannequin was suspended in midair, a constant stream
    of faux piss jetting across the space and onto a pile of mirrors.
    Upstairs, in the 1950s building, we find Lamy. She's in head-to-toe
    black-and-gray Rick Owens. Her two front teeth are gold plated. I tell
    her that L.A.'s A-list laments the closing of Les Deux, as regulars
    called her restaurant. "It brings tears to my eye every single time
    someone tells me that," she confesses. "We have café nights here," Owens
    interrupts with a wink. "Michele has dinner parties on the terrace. We
    have the same music. Everyone is passing through Paris all the time.
    Sometimes it's kind of eerie, all these old faces."







    When Owens found the buildings, he tore out the carpeting, stripped the
    wallpaper and gutted a warren of office cubicles. The result: raw,
    uneven and mottled concrete floors and Spartan white walls. It's the
    ideal setting for Owens's men's and women's collections, which are luxe
    and tailored to fit the body like a glove. The upstairs living area is
    decked with Owens's furniture line. Influenced by Bauhaus and Art Deco,
    Owens's square, spare pieces are constructed of plywood, resin and
    bones, then covered with supple cashmere, mink, and fox fur left over
    from his collections. In a guest room, a sectional couch-cum-bed is
    upholstered in green Swiss army blankets that Owens found at a flea
    market in Naples.




    We check out the huge back terrace, which overlooks the grand gardens of
    the Ministry of Defense, smack next door. This is the spot where Owens
    and Lamy feel most at home. "It's so great for work," he says. "There
    are ducks squawking. They come over from the Jardin des Tuileries, the
    fattest pigeons you've ever seen. They can barely fly. They bend the
    branches."




    Owens also spends much of his time in Concordia, Italy, where his
    collections are produced in a small factory. "It's in the middle of
    nowhere," he says, grinning. "No McDonald's. No Starbucks."




    The latest, biggest news is Owens's first shop in the Palais Royal. The
    flagship carries his signature line, Revillon and the furniture
    collection, which he claims he started on a whim. "The furniture is an
    expensive hobby," he says. "But I am completely committed to it."




    Outside, smartly uniformed guards patrol the square, which is in the 7th
    Arrondissement, arguably the most conservative neighborhood in Paris.
    Video surveillance cameras watch the streets 24/7 like Big Brother.
    Owens and Lamy definitely stand out against the pruned classic maisons
    and political figures and dignitaries. It's as if la famille Osbourne
    moved next door to Queen Elizabeth. "It's a funny contrast from
    Hollywood Boulevard to this area," Owens says. "This area is like a
    stage set. There's a severity to it. How ironic it is. But the
    perversity of it certainly appeals to me."




    The numerous showrooms are buzzing with buyers and French and Italian
    editors bombarding the racks. Owens goes to the kitchen and pours a
    large cup of coffee. The phones ring constantly. He inhales deeply, his
    lean chest puffing up, ready to tackle work. A smile creeps onto his
    angular face. In Rick Owens's world, routine is bliss.










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