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    I predict some serious SZ swooning...[73]






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    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    Wow, I love those boots.

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    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    I have a sudden urge to read Kafka

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    This is INSANE! I like it but some of it looks almost impossible to wear off the runway.



    Either way, very inspiring and I'm glad he's still pushing the envelope. Thanks for posting Laika!

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    Definitely less accessible than last year's super-strong collection, but I like it. I think individual pieces will be incredible to work with.

    Man, is it me or does Guinevere's face look extra wide in that shot?!

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    this is wildly fucking amazing.hopefully some of this will work on thin boys. i'd love to own one of those coats, and definitely those zippered pants!







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    I think rick has been watching Transformers too much. Of course, Kafka is a much worthier inspiration [64][64][64]



    I think it's an amazing presentation in itself (and those overly long zippered boots are really cool). I like the second part of the collection as much as the first, although it is less extreme. I think it's a step in creative direction (a bit reminiscent of the CDG "lumps" collection), which is good for Rick, because he's been a bit stagnant.



    Laika, what do you think?

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    Review--note the last line. Am I the only one who was in the dark about this? [72]



    PARIS, February 24, 2008?Those who
    came looking for the light-handed couture of Spring were in for a
    surprise. The couture workmanship was still there, but as for the
    light?well, Owens hasn't retreated back to his proverbial crypt, but
    his models did look like they had swaggered through the apocalypse. An
    engaging sight it was, too. Their uniform consisted of a mink cap, a
    glorified cashmere sweat suit of layered tees and long shorts in olive
    drab or black, and leather or shearling legwarmers that laced at the
    back of the knee and belled out unzipped above towering wedge boots.


    Having established that base, Owens zeroed in on the outerwear that he
    so loves to embellish. "I lifted so directly from Lee Bontecou that I'm
    telling everybody," he said backstage, referencing the American
    sculptor best known for her menacing fabric and steel constructions of
    the sixties. Indeed, some of the coats had funnels, la Bontecou, that
    protruded several inches above the shoulders like wings and circled
    around the torso to drape from the hips. These might prove challenging
    even for Owens' most avant-garde devotees, but there were other piecesthat will only broaden his appeal: Take the divine, weightless-looking
    minks that tied dramatically at the neck to drape in soft folds down
    the torso, or the edgier peplum styles in (Bontecou again) patchworks
    of cashmere, metallic leather, and faded denim. These will surely find
    an eager audience at the Paris transplant's first New York outpost, a
    Tribeca store at Hudson and Dominick that's scheduled to open this
    summer
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    ? Nicole Phelps

    ...I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable.

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    /\ WOW! No, definitely news for me! Interesting.
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    That's great news. Isn't Atelier reopening in the same or nearby area?

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    Atelier + Rick Owens + Aloha Rag (supposedly). And to imagine that I used to work one block from there for two years. Ahh, the good old days...
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    Laika, what do you think?



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    I don't know what I think, really. I like the layering of the materials and I like that he continued the sculptural quality of the tops in the boots and leggings, as opposed to just ignoring the bottom half altogether. Almost none of it appeals to my personal aesthetics--too heavy, too "frozen," etc. Reminds me of futurist sculpture more than Lee Bontecou.



    I do like these two looks, the first because it's just so elegant and the second because I can almost imagine wearing it...the hat is cute. [85]




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    Finally, a Rick Owens store in the US! I could have sworn however that there was a rumor going around here about that...can't remember which thread though.



    This is my favorite RO womens collection ever. Some of the pieces are just blowing my mind...

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    those too are beautiful, laika.
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    A huge no from me. It's ugly and stage-y, as usual for Rick Owens, but there's something more, something especially hateable about this collection. I can't quite put my finger on why I feel such antipathy. It's like a person that other people think is sexy and intelligent and I hate. I want to destroy it! I feel like my mum: I want to scream at the models to get their hair out of their eyes.

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    [quote user="dontbecruel"]A huge no from me. It's ugly and stage-y, as usual for Rick Owens, but there's something more, something especially hateable about this collection. I can't quite put my finger on why I feel such antipathy. It's like a person that other people think is sexy and intelligent and I hate. I want to destroy it! I feel like my mum: I want to scream at the models to get their hair out of their eyes.
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    Don't tell me you don't like Transformers! :-) ... at least Metamorphoses? Anyway, post back when you put your finger on what you hate.

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