Designer Rick Owens may be the ‘King of Kink’ but sending down models on the runway in oversized crotch peep-hole garments that gave the audience a flash of bare skin beneath as they walked – and in a few cases, revealed shriveled-up penises is simply taking it to the level of absolute absurdity.
In Paris at the Menswear Autumn/Winter 2015 show of Rick Owens, fashionistas did not go home taking with them the images of nice leather jackets, knitwear and beautifully crafted puffy-jackets but the images of ugly crotch-holes and peeping out penises. It’s taking shock-value to its limits and I think it’s mockery of fashion. You may differ with me on this but this cock-show didn’t augur well with me.
Famously, Owens isn’t afraid of dealing with sex as a subject matter. Last season’s show was a homage to a moment in Nijinksy’s 1912 ballet “Afternoon of a Faun”, where a faun masturbates over his lost nymph’s scarf. At the time, Owens said of the ballet’s climactic point: “Everybody in the audience, with all their jewels, are just waiting for this guy to hump the scarf. I love that!”