Rick Owens grew up in California and launched his eponymous line in 1994. Early enthusiasts to bring attention to Owen’s “glunge” aesthetic (glamour meets grunge) include stylist Arianne Phillips and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
“The clothes I make are my autobiography. They are the calm elegance I want to get to and the damage I’ve done on the way. They are an expression of tenderness and raging ego. They are an adolescent idealization and its inevitable defeat, says Rick Owens.