At yesterday’s Rick Owens show:
—It was freezing, since the venue also held an ice skating rink.
—But! There was fire. Two rows of nearly foot-tall flames marked the start of the runway.
—And an alternative to the ski mask! My first winter on the east coast was the coldest Boston had suffered in over 100 years. The news issued bare skin warnings and for a minute, I considered buying a proper ski mask. If only these Rick Owens hat-meets-masks existed then, I’d have had a less robber-like option.
—The Zebra Katz song to which the models marched, “Ima Read,” was very distracting. Click through to listen (NSFW) and imagine hooded models walking out of a row of fire to lyrics like, “I’m a send that b*%# to college, I’m a teach that b*%# some knowledge.”
—The presentation of the collection was inspired by Brutalism, the not particularly well loved architecture movement that flourished in America in the 1950s, but the clothes were influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, whose flowing lines sound infinitely more appealing when it comes to getting dressed.