Rick Owens Turned 69ing Into A Fashion Statement At Paris Fashion Week

Even though we’re totally sick of hearing about fashion week right now, there’s always an exception to be made for Rick Owens, who doesn’t just design a show, he puts on a show. This is the same designer who earlier this year not only punched a model for using Owens‘ show as a vehicle for making a political statement about the Germany, but also let his models freeball down the runway.

So what did Rick Owens have in store for his Spring/Summer 16 collection? A bunch of models 69ing.


Obviously, the theories started building up immediately. Was this a sex-positive statement, a comment on how we use sexuality to sell clothes, or was it something more sinister? As it turned it, the explanation had nothing to do with any of those theories.

Apparently the reason why Owens he made his models strap other models to their bodies was to make a comment on the how incredibly strong the bonds of female strength and sisterhood are.  Rick Owens elaborated, saying:

“In the Spring men’s collection which shares the same name (Cyclios), that focused vision was propulsive and aggressive. When applied to women’s, I see that focussed vision being more about nourishment, sisterhood/motherhood and regeneration; women raising women, women becoming women, and women supporting women – a world of women I know little about and can only attempt to amuse in my own small way…Straps can be about restraint but here they are all about support and cradling. Straps here become loving ribbons.”

While it’s less exciting than 69ing, once again, Rick Owens has left us all with something to talk about. Whoever said fashion was just for the dumb chicks.

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