Won’t someone think of the farts?
Rick Owens has either cemented himself as history’s most avant garde fashion designer, or its biggest prankster. We’re not quite sure which.
Oh, we almost forgot! He also adorned his models with some unique accessories. Accessories of the fleshy and alive kind.
He draped his runway models with human backpacks, to be precise.
Some walked with their human backpack strapped to their chest, some had their “backpack” attached to them the way koalas do to trees, others had bottoms in their faces. It was all going on.
Nothing says ART like another person’s bum in your face… obviously.
Rick Owens explained the symbolic meaning of his show as “women raising women, women becoming women, and women supporting women – a world of women I know little about and can only attempt to amuse in my own small way…Straps can be about restraint but here they are all about support and cradling.”
Fashion’s most fashionable critics reviewed the runway as “moving and “impressive”, some labelling it “a tribute to female strength” that “suggested the physical labours of pregnancy”.
Em Rusciano, on the other hand, describes it like this:
“He’s taking the piss right? He absolutely must be. If one teensy, tiny fart were to just slip out… That fabric doesn’t look natural, sweaty vag fumes would also be a consideration. I can’t wear this! Is he doing a line of adult baby slings? Also: farts….Shut it down Rick. Shut. It. Down. It was meant to be a statement on the load women must carry to support other women but to me.. It’s a statement on.. Yep. Farts.”
We would make some refined comment on the clothes (rather than farts)… but they’re kinda covered by people.
This isn’t the first time Rick Owens’ runway shows has freaked out audiences. Earlier this year, he sent male models down the runway with their, um, members on full display. You can read more about the runway peen here (NSFW, unless your boss is into that kind of thing).
What did you think of Rick Owen’s human backpacks?