A native of California, Rick Owens honed his craft during a two-year course in pattern making at Otis/Parsons before dropping out to work for sportswear and knockoff houses in L.A.
In 1994 he began his own label, selling exclusively to Charles Gallay, a now defunct L.A. boutique that stocked Martin Margiela, Thierry Mugler, and Alaïa.
With fitted leather jackets, threadbare jersey t-shirts, deconstructed skirts and harem pants with irregular hems, Rick Owens immediately established himself as a fashion outsider creating his signature “glunge” – glamour meets grunge – style. Pierced and tattooed, the anti-conformist punk designer with long hair created a rock ‘n’ roll world set on the fringe of market trends and developed a somber, underground and almost hardcore fashion image.
New collections arriving in-store soon.