The Rick Owens men's fall-winter 2022-2023 collection is about tolerance. “My job is to take the opposite view of this bigoted attitude [...] and to be as transgressive as possible: to make my elements of transgression exist in the world to counterbalance reactionary oppression.” - tells the designer. Named “STROBE”, this new collection is a response to the ambient sectarianism expressed through exaggerated volumes: stretched shoulders, sculpted and puffy down jackets, duvet coats with threatening hoods covering the face, …
The collaboration with Converse continues and brings out a model called “Turbodrk”. Rick Owens also collaborates with Dr Martens and reissues the "1460" and "1918" models.
Rick Owens also perpetuates his eco-responsible commitment and the “Geobasket” and "Low Sneaks" are still part of the collection.
Rick Owens or Richard Saturnino Owens is an American designer born in 1962 in California. He founded his own fashion house in 1994 and moved to Paris in 2003. Rick Owens is known for having made the "glunge" style (a contraction of glamour and grunge) his trademark, and has since created a rock'n'roll universe on the fringes of trends. He developed a dark, underground, almost hardcore fashion image. To this day, he still perpetuates the minimalist "antifashion" movement. His volumes are ample but structured. His signature pieces are leather jackets, t-shirts made of discarded jersey and irregularly-hemmed harem pants.