RICK

OWENS

Richard Saturnino Owens has been creating clothes for those who prefer the dark side of fashion since 1994. Rick Owens took as a basis a purely American phenomenon — the culture of grunge
RICK OWENS WAS BORN
ON NOVEMBER
Rick Owens was born on November 18, 1962 in a conservative Catholic family. After school, he went to Los Angeles, where he enrolled in the Otis College of Art and Design — but seeing high tuition costs and no prospects for real work, Owens dropped out after two years.
18, 1962
CUTTING AND SEWING
COURSES IN LOS
ANGELES
In an effort to get closer to practice, Rick Owens enrolled in a two-year course of cutting and sewing at the Los Angeles College of Commerce and Technology. In an interview, he recalls this time like this:
“I learned to make patterns with different Korean girls — no glamour. I didn’t grow up in the industry like Marc Jacobs at Halston. After that, I worked for local brands for years, redrawing the things of famous designers.”
In an effort to get closer to practice, Rick Owens enrolled in a two-year course of cutting and sewing
GETTING TO KNOW
MICHELLE LAMY
AND YOUR BRAND
Michelle Lamy is a business partner and life partner of Rick Owens for more than twenty years. They met when Rick was looking for a job as a fashion designer, and Michelle had a sportswear company.


As Rick himself admitted, the first two years of working together Michelle was even difficult to understand because of the strong French accent, but then something clicked and a relationship began, without which he can no longer imagine his life.
RICK OWENS CREATED
A NEW STYLE
Glunge
Making leather jackets with excessively long sleeves, asymmetrical skirts and elongated tight T-shirts in dark dirty shades, Owens has formed his own style, — a mixture of glamour and grunge
FOUNDED HIS
IN 1994 RICK
HOUSE
OWN FASHION
Rick sold designs exclusively at the Charles Gallay concept store in Los Angeles. His gloomy look and long black hair complemented the image of a punk of the fashion industry. In 2001, Owens joined Eco Bocci Associati to develop
his company internationally and moved Owenscorp production to Italy. In the same year, Kate Moss appeared in a Rick Owens leather jacket.
Rick sold designs exclusively at the Charles Gallay concept store in Los Angeles. His gloomy look and long black hair complemented the image of a punk of the fashion industry. In 2001, Owens joined Eco Bocci Associati to develop
his company internationally and moved Owenscorp production to Italy. In the same year, Kate Moss appeared in a Rick Owens leather jacket.
Rick sold designs exclusively at the Charles Gallay concept store in Los Angeles. His gloomy look and long black hair complemented the image of a punk of the fashion industry. In 2001, Owens joined Eco Bocci Associati
to develop his company internationally and moved Owenscorp production to Italy. In the same year, Kate Moss appeared in a Rick Owens leather jacket.
Rick sold designs exclusively at the Charles Gallay concept store in Los Angeles. His gloomy look and long black hair complemented the image of a punk of the fashion industry. In 2001, Owens joined Eco Bocci Associati to develop his company internationally and moved Owenscorp production to Italy. In the same year, Kate Moss appeared in a Rick Owens leather jacket.
COLLABORATION
Anna Winter was very impressed by Rick's phenomenon and agreed with the American edition of Vogue to sponsor his first show at New York Fashion Week as part of the Spring/Summer 2002 season. Owens himself recalls the period of working with Vogue as follows:
“I was aware of what was going on around, but I didn’t know about magazines. I didn’t know the whole world. I knew which stores suited me and where I would like to see my things, but it seemed to me that I was in a different niche of this business. It was strange, because it would be stupid to refuse such a thing, but my aesthetics are so narrowly focused, so ugly, so specific, so gray.”
“I was aware of what was going on around, but I didn't know anything about magazines. I didn't know the whole world. He was strange because would stupid to refuse such thing, but my aesthetics so narrow, so ugly, so concrete gray.”
WITH VOGUE
THE MOST FAMOUS
PROJECTS
Name
Description
Geobasket
Basketball-style sneakers derived from the Dunk silhouette
Basketball-style sneakers
Dunk
The sneakers have a shape reminiscent of the Nike Swoosh
Sneakers resembling Nike Swoosh
Creatch
Cargo pants “Creatch" made of premium cotton
Cargo pants made of premium cotton
Vicious
Owens continues to challenge accepted beauty standards
Owens defies beauty standards
Sphinx Collection
The clothes were heavily draped to show frontal male nudity
Sphinx
The clothes were heavily draped
Plinth
The clothes had long sleeves
The products were distinguished by a large military-style sleeve
The jacket is made of washed leather
Stooges Leather Jacket
Stooges Jacket
The jacket is made of washed leather
BABEL S/S 19
The collection refers to constructivist architecture
The collection refers to constructivism
BABEL S/S 19
The collection refers to constructivist architecture
Basketball-style sneakers derived from the Dunk silhouette
Geobasket
Basketball-style sneakers
Dunk
The sneakers have a shape reminiscent of the Nike Swoosh
Sneakers resembling Nike Swoosh
Creatch
Cargo pants “Creatch" made of premium cotton
Cargo pants made of premium cotton
Vicious
Owens continues to challenge accepted beauty standards
Owens defies beauty standards
Sphinx Collection
The clothes were heavily draped to show frontal male nudity
Sphinx
The clothes were heavily draped
Plinth
The clothes had long sleeves
The products were distinguished by a large military-style sleeve
Stooges Jacket
Stooges Leather Jacket
The jacket is made of washed leather
The jacket is made of washed leather
RICK’S INCREDIBLE
COLLABORATIONS
Rick Owens x Champion
2020
In the last few years, Rick stopped provoking brands and started working with them instead. First he teamed up with adidas, then collaborated with Birkenstock, Veja, Converse and Dr. Martens.
Champion
2021
Rick Owens x Converse
Dr.Martens
2021
Converse
Rick Owens x Birkenstock
2018
Rick Owens x Veja
2019
Veja
2019
Birkenstock
2018
Rick Owens x Dr.Martens
2021
OWENS STARTED MAKING
FURNITURE IN THE 2005
FIRST FOR YOURSELF
THEN TO ORDER
Rick Owens has been producing furniture since 2005. The two-ton marble boy does not pretend to comfort or special significance, it is just an interior item that does not fit into the traditional comfort framework. Among the main sources of inspiration, Owens lists the French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens and the modernist Marcel Breuer.
In 2017, the famous Rizzoli publishing house published the book , which became a catalog of the most outstanding works of Rick Owens in the field of furniture.
There has never been excessive conceptuality in Owens' work — even the Fall/Winter 2015 show, where male models walked with their genitals exposed, he called “a simple, primitive gesture.” The same goes for the furniture that Rick Owens has been producing since 2005. A two-ton marble bed does not pretend to comfort or special meaning, it is just an interior item that does not fit into the traditional framework of comfort.
Among the main sources of inspiration, Owens lists the French architect Robert Maloe-Stevens and the modernist Marcel Breuer. In 2017, the famous Rizzoli publishing house published the book , which became a catalog of the most outstanding works of Rick Owens in the field of furniture.
Rick Owens table
Coupe
Screen
2007
Showroom table
2011
Evasu
2013
Alchemy stool
Aztec totem #6
Stag T
2016
Double prong camel
2016
Alchemy bar stool
2011
Prong camel
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Material for furniture
Rick Owens table
2019
Stag T
2009
Coupe
2021
Prong camel
2011
Screen
2011
RICK OWENS ALWAYS
PRESENTS THE HOUSE
AS A CAVE
Rick says that he always imagined a house as a cave, and a person as a strong but timid creature seeking confidence and protection in its depths by the hearth. In his furniture, he uses only high-quality and rare materials.
MICHELLE LAMY HELPS
GET RARE MATERIALS
FOR RICK
His clothes are massive, brutal and at the same time stunningly tactile, textured. The designer says that Michelle is engaged in the selection of materials. She stands behind the best Italian marble, behind rock crystal from Pakistan, cashmere and alabaster, bronze of perfect workmanship — in short, for everything that concerns not only clothes.
Michelle Lamy
The designer says that Michelle is engaged in the selection of materials. She stands behind the best Italian marble, behind rock crystal from Pakistan, cashmere and alabaster, bronze of perfect workmanship — in short, for everything that concerns not only clothes.
LIMITED
Owens' items come out in limited editions and are sold in galleries selling collectible designs. He creates unique items for Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
EDITION
The Glade collection, which was born in 2019 and released by the darkness of his wife Michelle, is absolutely in the spirit of Owens: spectacular chairs and curbstones of unusual “cut” made of expensive materials and huge silver crowns as the main interior accessory.
RICK OWENS NOW
Now Rick Owens' collections are sold all over the world, his clothes are in demand in Paris, London and Moscow. In real life, Rick Owens is a modest man, but he is definitely happy with his life
“I was lucky because I was in the right place with the right people at the right time… I really love what I do.”
RICK OWENS
NOW
THANKS
FOR
WATCHING
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