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Rick Owens’ Fall 2021 collection for PFW transports us to the designer’s personal vision of the garden where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion. In the New Testament, Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem; in the Rick Owens bible, in the Military Tabernacle in Venice.

Rick Owens continues with his biblical winks in this new collection for Fall this year. The designer returns to Venice, after the last women’s show in early October in the deserted Casino square, to choose the Votive Temple on the Lido as the setting for the men’s show FW 2021/22.

For this occasion, blacks, whites, military greens and grays that tend to dusty shades have been chosen for the collection. The models paraded to the rhythm of Ghostemane’s Hellrap in which he repeats “I just want to kill something”.  A thick blanket of smoke covered the decadent figures of the models as they passed in front of the Lido temple.

From accentuated shoulders to oversized and cape-like down jackets, and sheepskin coats that seal the body with integrated gloves and hoods that zipper over the face. There were also tight, hole-punched basics, and sweaters that were ripped and twisted around the body. And the highly expressive footwear to which we are accustomed. Ultra-platform boots and… the jewel in the crown: the TURBODRK Chuck 70. That’s right, we saw at Rick Owens Fall 2021 the first sneak peak of the collaboration between Owens and Converse.

Rick Owens is without any doubt a practical and unique piece. A perfect symbiosis between the divine and the dark world of his imagination. Like him, big houses such as Louis Vuitton have opted for a live fashion show. Will these be the first steps of the new era of fashion?