The World of Rick Owens’ Sculpture Selfridges London
The 25 foot polystyrene sculpture of Owens’s naked torso was created from a maquette designed by the British sculptor Doug Jennings, and features a flaming torch that will burn for 12 hours a day, for a total of 552 hours. Frankly, it looks brilliant.
The statue is the pièce de résistance of “The World of Rick Owens”, a new collaboration between Rick Owens and Selfridges that marks twenty years since the Californian designer launched his eponymous label. He’s also curated a series of window designs for the department store; three are influenced by the Richard Strauss opera Salome.
Owens has also designed an exclusive 20-piece collection for the collab, with each item labelled with Selfridges’ signature yellow and the motif of his torso. So if you want to see Rick Owens immortalised in fibreglass and pick up a limited edition piece, head down to Selfridges – just look out for the giant statue.
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Rick Owens Men’s Spring Summer 2015
Leave it to Rick to always surprise…
This collection was nothing like I was expecting and honestly by this point I feel like I should expect that from Rick. As a proponent for drop crotch pants even I’m intrigued by what appears to be some kind of tied sarong shorts but it’s hard to tell with the way this show is style. Many garments are worn in such unnatural ways tied and draped over the bodies of the models.
The whole show has a very obvious tribal feel to it with the styling and of course the body paint. Who could forget the body paint… a very bold choice.
An interesting addition to the collection was the embroidered prints. These were based on a series of drawings Rick Owens team member Benoit had drawn for Rick and Michelle in previous years.
As well in an interview regarding the collection Rick Owens attributed some of the inspiration to ‘the ballet ‘Afternoon of a Faun’
"I was thinking about the ballet Afternoon of a Faun, choreographed by Nijinsky. It basically all culminates with this faun masturbating on a nymph’s scarf, so everybody in the audience, with all their jewels, are just waiting for this guy to hump the scarf. I love that!" – Rick Owens.
Rick Owens’ Palais Royal 2010
Photographer: Adrian Wilson
Rick Owen’s Women FW14
'These people are connected in such a deep way to the clothes and I said why didn’t I think of this before? This makes so much sense, it’s so logical.'