All eyes are on Paris as Fashion Week takes over the French capital. Head to our Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2019 hub to find all the latest news from the industry’s best houses, brands, and designers.

Rick Owens' FW19 collection, shown at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, is named "LARRY." But to understand the collection, you must first understand who Larry is.

Larry Legaspi was a designer who in the ’70s created the "black and silver space-sleaze" costumes for girl group Labelle and rockers KISS. If you wind back through Owens' old interviews, he often mentions Legaspi as an inspiration and decries his relative lack of recognition.

In his FW19 show notes, Owens wrote, "He introduced a camp ferocity to the mainstream, and helped set a lot of kids like me free with his art deco sexual ambiguity." Owens has just finished a book about Legaspi, too, which will be released around the same time as the new collection.

Owens' admiration for Legaspi came from his ability to shock and energize, something that segued well into this glam rock-inspired collection.

Walking to a cover of Abba's "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" by Swedish ’80s rock band Leather Nun — a perfect mix of camp and goth — models came out in high-waisted black jeans, Dracula collar wool coats with lacquered canvas, black flannel tailoring with raw shearling, raw shearling coats with a Bauhaus shoulder, and a recontextualization of Americana through truck-stop jackets with black and silver degrade print.

Owens addressed contemporary discourse in his show notes, writing, "Maybe in an era of squeamish conservatism and easy outrage, we could use a bit of flamboyance." The flamboyance arrived most pointedly in the footwear: platformed heels that stretched out the models' lower half, contrasted by sharp, high shoulders.

A renowned footwear collaborator with the likes of adidas and Birkenstock, for FW19, Owens tapped sustainable French sneaker brand Veja for a new collaboration on 100 percent vegan sneakers. Addressing one of fashion's hot-button topics with a dose of nuance, Owen wrote in his notes, "I have absolutely no authority to promote sustainability, but I do endorse the idea of thoughtful living and planning for the future with kindness in mind. We all have to start somewhere."

Elsewhere in Paris, Louis Vuitton FW19 proved there's only one Virgil Abloh.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.