Adidas continues its collaborative relationship with Rick Owens. This time around the sneaker looks more like a traditional Pro Model, but placed upon the same sole from the Geobasket/Rick dunk. This new sneaker is aptly named the Mastodon after the latest Rick collection by the same name. These won’t come cheap with the retail price hitting the $1000 mark, which makes these almost as expensive as mainline Rick. These are available at RISE and other boutiques.
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IDOL has established itself as one of the most interesting men’s shops in New York. The Williamsburg based store recently took some time to shoot an editorial with pieces from it’s Rick Owens FW16 buy. The editorial mixes pieces from the ‘Mastodon’ collection.
For more details on the items and to shop online visit Idol Brooklyn.
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One of the most prominent marketplaces for men’s clothing Grailed has been making big moves of late. They launched an app earlier this month and today they launched a the Grailed 100. The Grailed 100 is a curated selection of diverse clothing, shoes and accessories from some of the most sought after labels today. Everything from Rick Owens, to Saint Laurent to older tees from streetwear stalwarts like C.E, Supreme and Palace. Some items have already sold out but there’s still plenty of items at various price points. Check it out over at the Grailed 100.
Leather jacket season is almost upon us and the gawd Rick Owens has been the best doing it for some time now. You may recall our leather jacket buying guide from last year where I went through the essential things to consider before pulling the trigger on a showpiece leather. One of my favorite repeat styles from Rick is the moto-neck instarsia. It’s minimal with clean lines and an excellent cropped fit. This is one of those pieces that the internet doesn’t do justice to, but it will definitely hurt your wallet. Luckily it’s currently on sale at Farfetch at 50% off. Lookout for me to do another leather jacket review in the coming weeks.
Adidas and Rick enter into their third season of collaborations with this new entry for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. Similar in nature and materials to last year’s tech runner, the shoe switches to a striking Springblade sole. The sneakers are a bit sleeker and lower than the former tech runners. Part of me wishes the upper on these was chunkier but the all black colorway definitely grew on me and stand out as the best model of the three.
All three versions of the sneakers are available now at Oki-Ni.
Future in Saint Laurent, Gucci Mane in Thom Browne
A$AP Rocky in C.E , Drake in Rick Owens
Kanye West in Damir Doma, Lil’B in Undercover & Dirty ass vans
Rap and fashion are increasingly interlinked to the point where it seems every other rap verse namedrops at least 2 designer names. I collaborated with English illustrator Rebel Youth on these sketches of various rappers in various gear from current SS14 and FW14 collections. Time will tell if any of these outfits will come to fruition in the real life but hope you find the idea of Guwop in TB or Lil’B wearing Undercover as amusing as we did.
Adidas and Rick Owens team up again on their second collaborative sneaker model the Tech Runner. The first release was a love it or hate it affair and it looks like the same will hold true this time. Inspiration this time around comes via the B-2 Stealth Bomber, and you can see these angular lines transalted on the EVA midsole. I actually prefer these to the original model though the grey suede/sand colorway stands out as the one I’d wear from the bunch. Expect these to release later this summer so look out for updates here on their release.
We got a special post for fans of Ricky Owens today. In a previous roundup I selected the RO bomber as one of the top MA-1 designs out and today regular contributor Alex N has written the below detailed review about his personal version of the jacket from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection ‘Anthem’.
I found this piece after feeling defeated that the other Rick Owens bomber I’d been eyeing on some consignment shop’s website was sold out. I was browsing through all of the Rick pieces up for auction, and saw this, and it was definitely meant to be. I bought it instantly and within a week, I finally had in my possession a true “grail” piece.
Rick’s bombers had always been up there for me. The proportions and detailing were all so sleek and perfect. This piece in particular, from “Anthem” Spring/Summer 2011, is in cotton twill with satin lining. Lightweight and comfortable, fitting on me just so slightly oversized that I could fit a cardigan or sweater underneath, to stay warm in fall/winter as well.
The jacket features two vast interior pockets, two exterior front pockets, and two arm pockets, all using super substantial Raccagni zippers. The interior pockets are deep enough to fit a regular sized book, notepad, or small tablet. The arm zippers are actually functioning pockets which are deep enough to hide a pack of cigarettes, vape, phone or even a personal stash.
The carrying strap is a feature of most Rick jackets, and personally my favorite feature of any piece of outerwear. Such a simple concept that gets used over and over again; a convenience that is well over-looked by many. Another of my favorite aspects is the intricate seaming on the arms, there is a gusset on the underarm that extends to the entire forearm.
This has been my everyday jacket ever since I got it, and it will continue to be my everyday jacket until it gets torn apart in a freak accident or something. Actually, I would just piece it back together and continue wearing it regardless of its condition.
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Having tracked the evolution of Rick Owens for the better part of a decade it’s always fun to see what he puts out each season. The main theme in his design career has been refinement, not necessarily re-invention. Fall/Winter 2014 continued his slant towards minimalism and it’s cool to see Rick continue to pare down some details while still experimenting more with volume and shape. The three looks from this season stood out to me the most are above in particular the military vest piece. I’ve seen many good takes on similar pieces but Rick definitely was able to give it a luxe feel. I also like the look with the layered black shorts as it’s an obvious homage to the Adidas shorts everyone wore in high school. Although I don’t intend on buying too much Rick in the near future, I do love the idea of wearing and styling Rick as expensive gym clothes/streetwear. Ultimately that’s what draws me to the brand as it’s branding and price-point serve to project one image, but Rick has always been about a confluence of disparate inspirations both high and low.
Also respect to Rick for somehow both designing some hybrid between a nun’s headpiece and a du-rag AND playing a chicago footwork track by RP Boo for the finale.
“I think all men want to project a certain amount of authority in the way that they dress. Défilé means parade, a military thing. I was thinking about how a young man reacts to authority, the way he is hard-wired to reject it in order to move forward and create his own authority. I remember rejecting authority and I remember how urgent that was – school! Cops! Teachers! Parents! Everything. A lot of what I do is a memory of that reaction. A man who’s interested in dressing, is interested in expressing himself. And part of that is rejecting standards” Rick Owens
See plenty of detail shots after the jump
Backstage Photos by Lea Colombo via Dazed
Many close-up detail shots after the jump
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Adidas have been making headlines all this last quarter of the year with their signing of Kanye West, their collaboration with Raf Simons and the re-release of the Stan Smiths.
You’ve probably seen these before but now we can take a look at all the colorways of the Rick Owens Adidas sneaker which is dropping for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. To me the best colorway is still the white/black joints. I’m not really feeling the brown or tan colors as much, but time will tell if they grow on me. I’m on the fence about buying these myself but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing and trying them on in person.
The shoes will be available for €440-490 EUR (approximately $600-670 USD) at Sneakerboy and other select outlets.