Melding traditional menswear and brutalist design influences with an almost ascetic approach to form and function, Rick Owens ethos upon fashion is as regimented and aesthetically set in stone as they come. Swinging slightly to the left of the porthole imbued mainline collection, Owens’ DRKSHDW imprint is a relaxed, cheerful aside with an emphasis upon enhancing the sartorial wardrobe.
Dubbed ‘Sphinx’, Autumn/Winter 2015 sees DRKSHDW carry on where the previous collection left off. Asymmetric fastenings are strewn throughout the range, the Hooded Parka which is based loosely on a military parka is a single layer nylon poplin, constructed in an off set cut, set up with a long, slim fit whilst the more accessible Mountain Hoody is defined by its wrap around full zip fastening which adds a pop to a classic cotton jersey piece.
Long-line tees characterise the South Californian designer’s bold look which extends to duo of drawstring pants with Owens’ signature elongated dropped rise whilst classic crew pieces are adorned with a graphic patch baring the name of the collection as well as a distorted image of the enigmatic designer and a horse, playing upon a recurring theme, captured most recently by Danielle Levitt’s short film ‘RO HF’, of Rick Owens as a centaur of sorts.
Look for the Rick Owens DRKSHDW AW15 collection online now at EndClothing.com.