Rick Owen Ss2017 Men Collection titled 'walrus", an evolution of fall's collection name, "madstodon" - evolution being the key word here. Fashion is all about reflecting change and changes are happening. We can fear change and cling to the sentimentally familiar or cheerfully fling ourselves into the unknown. Remember how that used to feel? Owen propose a little of both and like thinking neither is wrong.
T-shirts are twisted and mega-draped as irrationally as possible, creating striated volumes similar to muscles and tendons in a medical diagram - if a medical diagram were sketched by madame gres, one of Owen's personal, reassuringly sentimental, favorites.
Some pieces are embroidered with lines that radiate out from the gut - a linear interpretation of this collection's silhouette and a simple motif historically used to symbolize holistic benevolence, as in Christ's sacred heart or a smiling sun cartoon. These lines are then repeated in bronze turbo-bugle beading.
Owen's collaboration with adidas results in his new 'level runner', the sleekest version of a performance running shoe yet.