Since the launch of his eponymous label in 1994, American designer Rick Owens has been renowned for his solid use of black and industrial shapes, particularly when it comes to his iconic leather jackets that are cut to perfection season after season portraying his rebellious signature. Over the years his avant-garde aesthetic has gained him a loyal, cult following, with his “glamour meets grunge” collections continuing to wow the international fashion crowd.
Be it a luxurious Rick Owens leather jacket, one of his edgy directional dresses or his infamous urban knitwear, a Rick Owens piece will add instant attitude to any wardrobe and with his Spring Summer 2013 collection he doesn’t fail to disappoint.
In his named Island collection this Spring Summer, Rick Owens has been noted at pushing things forward, looking at new shapes and forms, creating pieces both aspirational and inspirational. Colours, cuts and styles all reflect the quality of the island environment where the collections inspiration derived from, with one button double breasted jackets and high waisted wool trousers showing a truly new and exciting aesthetic being presented this season. In terms of colour Owen’s stayed true to his signature palette; black, white, grey and beige dominating, as we know and love. The double breasted idea continued across jacket and coat designs, many coming out in an interesting satin fabric, layered over shirts and flowing collars. Cropped jackets boast an almost architectural paneling and piping structure, offering an amazing eye-catching graphic wonder for your SS13 wardrobe. Although channeling a new design idea the trusty leather was never far away, with over-sized puffas, jackets and gilets being the outerwear of choice this season for Rick Owens, with an aim to create an overall more young and street aesthetic to the collection. Be sure to get your hands on one of these exciting new pieces this Spring Summer!