NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The hot new trend on the runway: wearing people. Models at the Rick Owens show during Paris Fashion Week carried each other down the runway. It was part of the American designer's Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection.
Owens has a reputation of being one of the more provocative designers in the world. In Paris, his bawdy collection included instances of real model's crotch strapped around another model's face or neck.
With the aid of black and gray banding, the upside down surrogate model was thus attached to her evening host.
The audience gasped and chuckled.
Owens' was making a statement about how we put clothes on without thinking, and what might happen if the clothes put the body on (although the sexual innuendo perhaps drowned this meaning out for some).
Aside from this message, there was some interesting looks that demonstrated the American designer's flair, such as a sweeping black graphic sleeveless jacket, or voluminously draped swirls of gray, muted pink and taupe fabric that created abstract forms on the torso.
With the Associated Press