Rick Owens DRKSHDW
Compared to the latest total black and neo goth trends, Rick Owens is certainly one of the most prolific, influential and iconic designers. He himself is an icon, whose strength is based on contradiction and paradox. A sculpted body, suntan, pitchy black lick hair, asymmetric and very marked features, the image of Owens combines Mesoamerican suggestions from the Tenochtitlan warrior aristocracy, doped slums obscurity, perversion, cult of the homosexual body, sickness, radiance, something vaguely ephebic, something gothic and cemetery. In short, ugliness and beauty.Very important to understand the style of Rick Owens is the approach to men's fashion, with wide and square forms, and suggestions ranging from the claustral cenobio, to the subcultures of motorcyclists, up to the darkest contemporary urban sects.