Rick Owens

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler famously quipped that “you have no idea how much it costs to look this cheap”. It’s a remark that can be applied to the glamour-meets-grunge aesthetic of California-born, Paris-based Rick Owens. To the untrained eye, his deceptively simple separates are basic and, not the least, ornamental. Yet sheer touch reveals the luxury of the fabrication and the intricacy of detailing. And the greatest indulgence: only its wearer is privy to such extravagance. As Owens himself said, “My stuff is not about status. It’s all greyish-beige and beigeish grey.”