Author(s): Rick Owens; Danielle Levitt (Photographer)
The definitive monograph on the fashion of Rick Owens--one of the most daring and influential designers working today--this book documents over a decade of sublime, iconic styles. Since the establishment of his label in 1994, Rick Owens has transformed global fashion with his provocative clothing and subversive style. Distinguished by his grunge-meets-glamour aesthetic and defiant anti-fashion stance, Owens created a dark fashion empire that has accrued a devoted international following which gravitates toward the brand's sublime tailoring, somber palette, mystical layers, and gritty elegance. Filled with photographs of Owens's most impressive looks from the last decade, this volume is conceived as a celebration of the Rick Owens aesthetic, approximating with printing effects some of the mystery and detailing associated with the brand. Iconic imagery taken from Owens's seminal lookbooks provides a unique look at the output of design from an artist who is at once comfortable with developing technologies and respectful of traditional approaches. With principal photography by Danielle Levitt--who achieved considerable acclaim for her social-realist images--this book is essential for lovers of avant-garde fashion, photography, and design.