The designer caused a stir by enlisting sorority hip-hop dancers rather than ‘6-foot-tall 17-year-olds’ to present his spring/summer collection. And the fashion crowd loved it
Badassery from my beloved Rick Owens at PFW.
So refreshing to see something other than the lithe, bored women of the 90s and 00s. Betsy, Donna Karan, and a few others have obviously been putting a sense of humor and celebration of women in their shows lately but I couldn’t love Rick Owens more for putting attitude, choreography, dimension and “color” in his show.
Runway fashion has been so predictable for so long, it’s amazing that someone hasn’t done something like this before. Often the most disruptive ideas are the ones that seem obvious in hindsight.