Together with his wife and creative collaborator Michele Lamy, Rick Owens’ work, lifestyle and playful commentary on the fashion industry has attracted interminable curiosity. As for his clothes, the asymmetrical cuts, meticulous draping, and convention-defying design has established his brand as a niche, but, global, empire.
A graduate of London’s Royal College of Art, Andersen has been steeped in authentic men’s streetwear from the start, although she declines to label her clothes as such. “It’s neither streetwear or sportswear. It’s a lifestyle brand. It’s about redefining luxury and lifestyle using elements from sports and streetwear because these are the essentials for our generation.”
Anyone who has assisted a photographer, or indeed seen the plight of a photographic assistant up close at first hand, might well be fully attuned to the title of this latest monograph from the British photographer Glen Luchford The Agony and the Ecstasy: Jack Webb by Glen Luchford, which will be published by IDEA this week.
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