Rick Owens SS17 – “Walrus”
Rick Owens intermixed apocalyptic/anti-utopian/Brutalist/pomo and shamanic elements into his color-conscious collection for SS17. Titled “Walrus”, it was all glam, grunge, underground, scifi, punk, pretty and otherworldy again — asymmetrical tunics, dynamically draped linen tulle, buckram cloth, futuristic couture, cocoons, irregular volumes and skewed silhouettes that came in lovely lavender, lilac, plum, loud yellows, black (duh) and even ostrich feathers. The designer was contemplating deep, existential issues: the meaning of life, civilization’s fate, socio-economic evolution, and fatalism. We fucking love you, Mr. Owens!