For Fall 2018, Rick Owens was up to his usual tricks: The designed played with odd shapes, unconventional layers and strange headgear. The show, which took place at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and explored the art of abstract seduction, started off on a simpler note, with models sporting sensible sneakers and wearing black and brown cloud-like dresses. But as the collection continued to make its way down the runway, Owens threw in more padding, body distortions, white face paint and a lot of Cher Horowitz-approved plaid.
Owens is known for his unorthodox presentations, but this season the designer catered to more subtle sartorial tastes and showed shoulder jackets instead of human backpacks and swapped sleeping bag puffers for wearable wool outerwear. Nevertheless, he still delivered a cold-weather lineup that demonstrated his revered construction techniques and gave us a multitude of perplexing pillow-filled garments. Couldn't we all use some more cushion to take on the world?
See every look from the Fall 2018 Rick Owens show in the gallery below.