SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Rick Owens (NSFW)

I’m going to confess something that 90% of people in the fashion world will find atrocious: I don’t love Rick Owens.  In all nonsensical honesty, I feel like Rick Owens’ designs are an inside joke that I just don’t get, and I’m stuck smiling awkwardly…while I wonder if anyone else *really* gets it either.

Rick Owens F/W 2015-16 Runway

Rick Owens Fall/Winter 2015-16 Runway

For example, his Fall 2015 runway show where he sent his male models down the runway wearing clothing that exposed their genitals.  Or his extremely unconventional Spring 2014 show where he featured anything but your average size 0 models.  I can totally respect avant garde fashion and pushing the limits of creativity, however, I feel as though these bizarre stunts are just that- stunts to get noticed.  

I believe the clothing of fashion designers should speak for itself- and be unique and amazing enough to capture the attention of the public.

A Shot From Rick Owens' Spring/Summer 2014 Runway

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014 Runway

I will say, however, that this matte leather mule by Rick Owens is certainly one hell of a conversation starter, and would complement any “cavewoman chic” wardrobe.  Wear ’em with a cozy, suede cloak, or perhaps a solid pair of assless leather chaps.  Of course, if you are feeling a little more wild, pair ’em with one of those classy genital-exposing cloaks (or something like that).

Rick Owens Black Monster Clog Sandals, $1,700

Rick Owens Black Monster Clog Sandals, $1,700

Rick Owens Black Monster Clog Sandals, $1,700

 

 

What do you think of these sandals?  Are you a Rick Owens fan?

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