Yesterday, right in front of his house on the Lido of Venice, Rick Owens presented the SS22 collection renamed "Fogachine" (from fog and machine).
For this fourth and last show in the Venetian capital, the designer focused on the optimism of the recovery, a clear reference to the light at the end of the tunnel that we are reaching after the pandemic that hit the whole world. Regarding the fog machine, the designer said “I am obsessed with the whole fog thing because we are entering a feast season. And I love the fog in its ambiguity. It has religious undertones, undertones of amyl nitrate, undertones of stadium rock concerts...and it's all these celebrations of everyone coming together to reach a different level of experience, a different supernatural level".
The show is opened by the model, his muse, Tyrone Dylan Susman , who with long windswept hair in total white wears one of the key pieces of the collection, a wide squared trouser, bringing with him a procession of boys who follow him, all emphasized by water cannons placed in the middle of the sea, to simulate an ejaculation. In the show we find cut-out garments, semi-transparent tops, exaggerated accessories in full Rick Owens style such as visor glasses, jewels and boots, as well as a capsule of denim jeans with exclusive Japanese Yamaashi Orimono fabric created on vintage Sakamoto frames. Lastly, the head band is particular, with a writing that recalls in its style that of the sub-label DRKSHDW. One of the pieces the designer then focuses on is the snap front, which he calls "the blazer of this generation".
Check the full show on the video below.