Los Angeles designers Rick Owens opened his namesake label in1994, creating asymmetrical dresses, sculptural t-shirts and signature super distressed leather jacket that ispired feverish devotion among fans like madonna and Courtney Love.
His men's and women's lines Drkshdw and Lilies deliver pret-a-porter interpretations of his romantic brand of avant-garde rock couture. Owens is a romantic at heart. His skill at mixing light and dark with hard and soft has earned him a cult-like following of faithful consumers and critics who avidly lap up every Rick Owens collection. Owens has become the industry go-to label for softly luxurious leather jackets, Cimmerian colours, sinuous drapery and fierce footwear.