Can’t say that much is grabbing me off the Paris runways, and I’m still in a post-Oscars place, even though the red carpet fashion was mostly a snore this year. But, I couldn’t let Rick Owens go by without posting.
His collection was all swooping wings and zippers and capes and a creation that’s a melding of legwarmers and chaps and ends up giving some of these models the look of stylish sepulchral mermaids.
I quite love the stark black/gray/silver palette and the silhouettes are beautiful.
So what shoes are hidden under those sweeping leg-capes? Boots that owe a great debt to fetish footwear’s pony shoes.
They slouch. They tie. They’re wedges. They have fins at the back that remind me a little of the infamous heel-less Marc Jacobs shoe. They’re completely impractical. And I love them to pieces.