“Take thee to a nunnery,” Hamlet said to Ophelia in William Shakespeare’s famous play.
That’s what Rick Owens seemed to be telling Hanne Gaby as she walked down with a knitted hood covering most of her head. She wore a cape, black on the outside, white on the inside, thrown back over her shoulders, a mid-calf skirt and platforms.
The rest of the girls came marching down in what is now known as a distinctively Rick Owens’s look: long layer upon long layer, deconstructed tops and platform – and the recurring pairing of wool and leather.
The "Prince of Darkness" as the press calls him to describe his Goth-chic, managed not to be repetitive. This winter’s silhouette is one that consists of straight, above the ankle skirts with mid-thigh wool sweaters, and long capes or cropped coats.
Thigh-high platforms were worn with harem shorts, fur was used to line coats but also cut into floor length jackets.
The headpieces were declined into various knits, furs, materials – to prove, as always with Rick Owens, that concealing is sometimes the naughtiest option.
Amongst the most spectacular pieces were padded jackets with angel wings: protruding, curvy shoulders that made the models look like they were ready to fly off.
More wearable pieces included his staple leather jackets, this time in black calfskin, brown wool and side zip.
Upon leaving any Rick Owens show, you come out not only wanting to go and spend your whole rent on a pair of wedges, but you also feel that you just left the haunted house, still giggling with awe and excitement. Whether you like his style or not, the man can definitely entertain.
**All photos by Imaxtree.