I have always felt that there is an underlying monastic mood in the work of designer Rick Owens. Drape too is a key element in the designers’ repertoire, even during his one-time role as creative director for Revillon. The designer, who was quoted in an interview with Lee Carter at Hint Fashion Magazine as saying, “I have a very ascetic life”, describes himself as ‘simple and straightforward’, so I guess it’s not surprising that I should find parallels between the sincerity of the images that appear in Rock’s Sera book and the archly anti-fashion world created by Owens that features in this monumental tome dedicated to the designer.
Photographer: Dan Lecca
Clothes: Rick Owens for Revillon, S/S 2006.
Rick Owens, published by Rizzoli, 2011