While Owens is a favorite with the Hollywood fashion elite, he maintains a rather low-profile living with his wife (founder of Les Deux Cafes in LA) in Paris. He currently produces mens, womens and furniture lines for his own label as well as acting as the creative director for furrier Revillon. Owens gained notoriety by winning the CFDA Perry Ellis Emerging Talent Award in 2002 and has since seen his collections on everyone from Ellen Barkin to the Olsen girls. Racking up even more avant garde points, word is Owens’ Italian factory will be producing Gareth Pugh’s (a former Owens intern) highly anticipated collection.
These many accolades bring us to his men’s range of denim. Of course the fits are slim, but not forcefully cut skinny, and the washes follow the palette of muted grey, taupe and black as with the rest of his knit and leather pieces. While the pieces can be hard to find at retail, check out Atelier in New York and Maxfield in Los Angeles.
What are your thoughts on Mr. Owens? Do you love his "avant grunge" aesthetic or do you look for more traditional pieces?
For more Rick Owens: OwensCorp.com