he single-handedly created a fashion vocabulary of his own, and doesn't shun to make thought-provoking catwalk statements along the way. we're talking the one and only rick owens, whose bravado has earned him a high profile showcase that's currently on at selfridges in london. entitled the world of rick owens and part of the masters, a presentation series of 12 fashion legends by the prestigious department store, the showcase includes a special presentation at the wonder room concept store on the ground floor and four conceptual window installations. the concept store carries the designer's furniture and tableware collections, a selection of films, vinyl and books. but there's more: especially for this presentation, owens has designed an exclusive 20-piece collection.
each limited-edition piece is labelled with the department store's signature yellow and owens’ very own torso motif, and includes the iconic leather jacket, t-shirts, crewneck sweats, boxers, tunics, bandanas, do-rags, and adidas by rick owens sneakers. the space is framed by a conceptual series of windows. three windows have been inspired by the opera salomé by richard strauss and oscar wilde. the final window is an impossible staircase inspired by the elements and created by renowned japanese artist ryoji ikeda, while flaming rick owens logos are suspended and a continuous storm of fog cascades. the centrepiece of the showcase is a specially commissioned 25-ft. rick owens torso statue by sculptor doug jennings, and which adorns selfridges’ expansive neo-classical façade. location: selfridges, 400 oxford street [mayfair].