Rick Owens SS14 will be live on LN-CC.com later this week.
British born, Canadian raised model Kirsten Owen had been on the cover of Italian, French and Spanish Vogue before she turned 17, and in 1990 appeared both on the cover of i-D and the Jil Sander catwalk opening a prolific career at a time when a clean androgynous look was finding enormous popularity. Owens’ career spans more than 20 years and she has appeared in campaigns for Helmut Lang, Alberta Ferretti, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein and editorial for magazines including L’Officiel, W and French and Italian Vogue.
In a season of 1990’s resurgence, who better to make a comeback than the queen of grunge herself.
Rick Owens AW10 inside GQ Style Germany, shot by Asha Mines (Rick’s long terms collaborator) & Odile Bernard Shrader, and interpreted by Cathy Horyn.
Famously, André Courrèges invented the miniskirt, and is one of a few dormant French fashion houses to be awoken in recent years, including Thierry Mugler and Paco Rabanne, the latter of which will arrive on LN-CC.com imminently.
Known for his ultra modern designs, André Courrèges honed his craft at Balenciaga before setting up his namesake label in the late 50s and quickly helping to define 60s fashion. His most famous collection; ‘Space Age’ in 1964 saw dresses that were built rather than designed with geometric design concepts. In more recent times, there are some clear Courrèges references in contemporary collections, most notably in Prada’s SS13 offer.
NB – Mary Quant might have something to say about the origins of the miniskirt.