Legendary fashion designer Rick Owens turned 56 over the past week. The lauded American designer has been riling against banality and conformity by providing groundbreaking collections, headline-making runway shows, and endlessly quotable interviews for over two decades now, and is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.
To celebrate his birthday, we’ve rounded up our favorite pieces from his current collections. Our selection covers a range of garments that cater to the die-hard Rick Owens enthusiasts, as well as those looking to gain entry-level access to the Dark Lord’s aesthetic.
Owens’ cult-like following have been known to dress head to toe in his creations, but there’s a bit of Rick out there for everyone. Included in our roundup are his deceptively wearable lace-up sneakers, the iconic silhouette of the Geobasket sneaker, and an oversized padded jacket for those cold winter evenings. Check it out below.
Rick Owens Lace-Up Sneakers
These lace-up sneakers are definitely one of the more accessible items in our selection. The familiar silhouette of the shoe looks a bit like an exaggerated Chuck Taylor and is the perfect item for those looking for a low-key flex.
adidas by Rick Owens Level Runner
Sadly, this season will be your last chance to cop a piece from adidas x Rick Owens, as it was announced earlier this year that the two fashion giants would be parting ways after FW17. The Level sneaker above contains Owens’ trademark murdered-out color scheme with a minimalist design featuring a Boost midsole.
Rick Owens Geobasket Sneaker
The Geobasket silhouette has been on the scene for close to a decade now, and over that time it’s garnered iconic status amongst Owens fanboys everywhere. Above you’ll find an all-white version of a sneaker that has become a contemporary classic.
Rick Owens Lace-Up Boots
With the winter approaching, a pair of sturdy boots are a must-have. The lace-up boots above look fit for a blizzard and are sure to withstand anything the elements throw at you over the coming months (and years).
Rick Owens iPhone 7 Plus Cover
The Rick Owens iPhone cover has been crafted from a textured python leather. It includes a debossed logo on the back, with each one containing subtle variations in the tones and marks on their surfaces.
Rick Owens Cropped Cargo Trousers
Cargo pants are fast-becoming a staple in a well-rounded wardrobe in 2017, and Owens’ iteration above is one of the best we’ve seen. The drop crotch is one of Owens’ calling cards, and the cropped hem offers ample opportunity to show off your latest kicks.
Rick Owens Oversized T-Shirt
Rick Owens was challenging menswear’s conventional silhouettes long before Yeezy or Vetements were even on the scene, and he continues to do so to this day. The oversized tee above is offered in a tasteful mustard hue, and would find a place in most people’s T-shirt rotation.
Rick Owens Oversized Padded Jacket
With the winter chills on the horizon, a puffer jacket is a must. Rick Owens’ oversized offering above is one of the coziest looking pieces we’ve seen all season. It’s a jacket that looks fit to sleep in.
- Main image: Danielle Levitt
- Featured image: Danielle Levitt