Upending The Underworld – DRKSHDW By Rick Owens
Rolling into 2021 we are unpacking the gifts our favorite designers and brands have created for us during the past months. One of these is Rick Owens, whose DRKSHDW line is concieved and produced simultaneously with its runway collection, both bearing the name Phlegethon. Ever since early Greek writings this mythological river of the underworld, named Phlegethon, has been described as a stream of fire which coils round the earth and flows into the depths of endless torment and suffering. Yes, Rick Owens is great in setting the tone for a new collection.
Contrary to what you might expect from a collection named Phlegethon, the 2021 DRKSHDW by Rick Owens collection possesses a fresh sense of positivity, giving the designer's classic draped fabrics and power sneakers an infectious determination. "In the face of adversity" the designer has said referring to his new collection as well as the current global challenges we are facing, "we have to pull ourselves up." "We can think of clothes as frivolous or we can think of clothes as one of our first steps towards communicating with other people, which is a powerful thing. Clothes don’t change the world, but they’re part of an attitude that influences the way people think."
You heard it, the first step out of the blood boiling inferno is towards our clothing racks. And if you are a sensible shopper, your wardrobe contains some timeless items by DRKSHDW by Rick Owens.
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