Rick Owens DRKSHDW
Southern Californian Rick Owens has earned both a cult like following and mainstream appreciation through his eponymous label, known for its rock-couture aesthetic and avant-garde silhouettes. Before fame, Owens dropped out of art school and took a garment cutting course. In 1994 he started his mainline label which gained a following in the grunge community, propelling him to expand and move production to Italy. Owens achieved icon status within the industry when French Vogue dressed Kate Moss in one of his signature leather jackets. With help from his partner Michelle Lamy, he conceives collections that merge archetypal gothic influences with post-apocalyptic structure and design. DRKSHDW offers a ready to wear interpretation of his mainline label, giving the same avant-garde goth couture his label has become known for.