New for FW21: Rick Owens "GETHSEMANE" Collection

06 Aug 2021

Rick Owens brings his darkly glamourous aesthetic to FW21 with the "GETHSEMANE" Collection.

As noted by Rick Owens himself in his press release, "GETHSEMANE was the garden Jesus prayed in the night before the crucifixion; a place of uneasy repose and disquiet before a final reckoning. We’re all living a tense period in history waiting for a resolution, be it catastrophic or rational, in a suspense that feels almost biblical in its drama – primitive and profane.

Jackets and coats in leather and shearling that seal the body with integrated gloves and zip up over the face speak of protection and withdrawal. Horror.

Skin-tight leather bodysuits underpin most looks, some with the top pulled down to hang off the hips. Sharp, exaggerated shoulders on tailored coats and cropped bombers mock male conservatism careening off the rails.
Heavy recycled cashmere sweaters twist around the body – they can pull up to double or peel down to trail off the body. The same yarns are used to knit roomy blanket-sized hooded robes. Biblical.

These hooded robes are repeated in duvet which also comes in cropped jackets peeling off the torso.
Tighty-whities with pentagram flys add more unhinged male energy when worn with thigh-high cowhide fur boots – with a platform heel or a ballast sole – undercoats made from recycled plastic waste with the sleeves ripped off. Hairy legs, organic Pentagram underwear, and jumbo recycled coats with pandemic masks – a rough sketch of our barbaric contradictory times."

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