Nov 15, 2018 | By Allyson Rees
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American ‘anti-fashion’ designer and artist Rick Owens is launching a hardcover coffee table book this October to celebrate his career, completely designed by the man himself.
Released by New York art publishing house Rizzoli, the title features contributions from Italian fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa, writer and critic Francesco Bonami as well as Olivier Zahm, founding partner of French style-bible, Purple magazine.
Showing each season in Paris, Owens has garnered a cult following among select musicians and models since the brands inception in 1994 in New York. Courtney Love, Kate Moss and Canadian artist Terence Koh, are all fans of Owens’ ‘crafted-grunge’, raw and subversive aesthetic.
Not solely fashion, Owens is a patron of tradition and craft, while also “comfortable with innovation”, enabling him to foray into the realms of furniture design. Owens was recently presented with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award – affirming his aptitude as a designer, and influence on the design and art world.
The book will capture many elements of Owens work in a visual-heavy narrative. We look forward to receiving our copy. – Samantha Fox.
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