Rick Owens Autumn Winter 2015 Collection

Rick Owens’ controversial AW15 collection at Paris Fashion Week saw penis-flashing tunics and peephole flaps in an otherwise monastic line of capes, robes and pea coats.

The designer has faced criticism from some quarters but remains unmoved, “I pass classical marble statues of nude and draped figures in the park every day, and they are a vision of sensuality – yes, but also of grace and freedom, as a participant in one of our most progressive aesthetic arenas, am I not allowed to use this imagery?”

Owens went on to hint that the collection wasn’t advocating public pantlessness for men as a fashion trend just yet however, “runway looks aren’t meant to be taken literally, they illustrate an ethos. I would like to present a utopian world of grace free of fear and shame”.

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