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March 1, 2013 | By Booth Moore
PARIS -- A rush of wind and billowing smoke at the top of the runway signaled a new mood for Rick Owens. The California-raised, Paris-based designer who made his name on second-skin leathers with a dark and moody bent showed his fall 2013 collection Thursday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week. The look: Regal but ready to weather the storm of life. Subtle hints of Asian inspiration in oversized, wide-sleeve, kimono-like shapes and corded knot work. Black and white color palette.
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February 28, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Outlet Firsts:  When Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, Calif., opens its 146,000-square-foot, $100- million expansion in April, it will apparently be home to a couple of first-in-the-U.S. outlet stores, including Alexander McQueen, Belstaff and Helmut Lang. Other designer and luxury brands slated to join the lineup according to the outlet center's reps: Max Mara, Wolford, La Perla and CH Carolina Herrera with more to be announced later.  [Desert Premium Outlets] We'll Always Have Paris (Fashion Week)
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September 29, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Rick Owens showed his spring-summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week with a wall of foam bubbling over onto the runway. Models with flying saucer-like hairstyles emerged out of the darkness as if from another world. The look: Futuristic, regal. Lighter than air. Crinkled metallic bubble-shaped dresses over filmy layers. Coccooning tunics (some covered in dancing white threads as fine as marabou feathers). Shearling vests with squared-off necklines framed in black.
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February 27, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Rick Owens sounded another call for female empowerment at Paris Fashion Week with his show Thursday, channeling the aggressive team spirit from last season's runway step dancing performance into a collection of street-tough urban uniforms modeled by every woman. The show was a performance of its own kind, with models of every age and size (shaved heads, graying locks, wrinkles and all), ready to rumble in their Rick Owens power uniforms. Curve-disguising smock dresses, coats and all-in-one jumpsuits brought to mind sports pinnies or jerseys.
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February 27, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Rick Owens sounded another call for female empowerment at Paris Fashion Week with his show Thursday, channeling the aggressive team spirit from last season's runway step dancing performance into a collection of street-tough urban uniforms modeled by every woman. The show was a performance of its own kind, with models of every age and size (shaved heads, graying locks, wrinkles and all), ready to rumble in their Rick Owens power uniforms. Curve-disguising smock dresses, coats and all-in-one jumpsuits brought to mind sports pinnies or jerseys.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2003 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Paris The Rick Owens woman seems to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the L.A.-based designer's largely drab-hued show, paper-thin leather jackets dipped lower in the front than the back, and sexy, tattered skirts dragged along the ground, gathering dust like Swiffers.
NEWS
June 16, 2002 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Piles of fabric drift across the raw concrete floor like sand dunes, their flow impeded only by a few spare pieces of furniture, a stuffed monkey on a pedestal, a skull perched on a lamp and a gleaming black grand piano. Paint flakes from rough walls in the intriguingly decaying work space that designer Rick Owens also calls home. In a trio of disheveled storefronts off Hollywood Boulevard, the designer lives and works in a seamless aesthetic that melds dingy luxury with gothic glamour.
IMAGE
February 1, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
The problem with menswear is that it moves at a glacial pace. The last time there was any significant change in the silhouette was when Hedi Slimane slimmed it all down at Dior Homme in the early aughts. Though Slimane is gone, the look still dominates among the fashionable set on the street, on the red carpet and on the concert stage -- where Mick Jagger and the Jonas Brothers share the same whittled-down wardrobe aesthetic.
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
Outlet Firsts:  When Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, Calif., opens its 146,000-square-foot, $100- million expansion in April, it will apparently be home to a couple of first-in-the-U.S. outlet stores, including Alexander McQueen, Belstaff and Helmut Lang. Other designer and luxury brands slated to join the lineup according to the outlet center's reps: Max Mara, Wolford, La Perla and CH Carolina Herrera with more to be announced later.  [Desert Premium Outlets] We'll Always Have Paris (Fashion Week)
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Under an almost luridly beautiful hanging garden installed in a tent outside the Musee Rodin, designer Raf Simons presented the spring 2014 Dior runway collection Friday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week. The inspiration: Simons wanted to create "a tribe of flower women," according to the show notes, and alter "the nature of Dior's fashion through a celebration of artificial and real. " The look: Genetically modified Dior, spliced, diced and put into a blender.
NEWS
September 29, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Rick Owens showed his spring-summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week with a wall of foam bubbling over onto the runway. Models with flying saucer-like hairstyles emerged out of the darkness as if from another world. The look: Futuristic, regal. Lighter than air. Crinkled metallic bubble-shaped dresses over filmy layers. Coccooning tunics (some covered in dancing white threads as fine as marabou feathers). Shearling vests with squared-off necklines framed in black.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2009 | Adam Tschorn
A year ago, designer Thom Browne sent two models down a Milan runway in gray suit jackets, sharing a pair of tailored three-legged suit pants. Six months later, Alexander McQueen showed a men's monokini that attached bikini briefs to a choker neckpiece with a band of fabric. Last month, at his Paris men's runway debut, Gareth Pugh evinced a vision of menswear that involved leather jackets and trousers studded with hundreds of pointy carpet tacks and some orthodontic-looking headgear.
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