What is Rick Owens trying to convey to us about puffer jackets? The Paris-dependent designer has never been one to layout with subtlety — earlier collections have memorably included seen dongs, human backbacks and hairball helmets — and his Slide 2017 collection, proven in Paris on Thursday, need to be no distinct. Owens seemed to have labored mostly in Marmot sleeping bags for this newest assertion, which guaranteed as hell looked like a flaming sizzling just take (literally — those coats are cozy!) on Demna Gvasalia‘s staple garment at Vetements and Balenciaga. It’s as if, with Owens’s whole-system puffer sheaths, we’ve just witnessed the up grade button meme come to existence. “You want puffy?” we envision him whispering in the experience of a slideshow of Balenciaga’s Slide 2016 collection. “I will give you puffy.”
But who is aware, proper?
See Owens’s newest Slide 2017 collection, just in from Paris, in the gallery underneath.