While we showed you the new Rick Owens Fall 2015 collection straight from the runway in Paris the other day, by now you must have heard all about a "little detail" of the show that raised a number of eyebrows in its wake. Thanks to some rather revealing cuts and strategically placed holes, the American designer sent three penises down the runway in full view of the crowd. While you might think that's hardly news in 2015, with female nudity seemingly everywhere you turn, full male nudity still seems to be something of a shocker. i-D asked the designer what the thought process behind the move was:
""It's very powerful," Owens said. "Not many people can do that. I mean, it's a straight world now. And it also, I think, says something about being independent. Who else can really get away with that kind of stuff? It's a corporate world." And with those words, Owens quite literally stuck a cock in the face of the fashion conglomerates, exercising an irreverence and cheekiness that few other designers could get away with. It was a powerful gesture - even in flaccid condition - and one that could be start to an entirely different men's fashion week. Ballsy."
Well, a runway show is a "show" after all, and Owens certainly gave his guests an eye full. Once again, it was his collection that was the talk of town, and for that we have to say, "Bravo!"