>> We hear lots from the Marcs and Karls of the world, but how about a little from cult figure Rick Owens? He sat down with both Details and Vice Magazine recently for a few choice words about the possibility of advertising or designing for another label, and how he dresses up with a mink coat. He doesn't hold back, calling himself "a soft sissy" as a kid, and "a selfish c*nt" now.
He makes heart leap-inducing clothes, but he's not a fan of them himself.
I’m not really into clothes. I wear one outfit like a uniform, and I have for years. Black sweatpants, black baggy shorts over them, a black or white cotton t-shirt, and a black cashmere t-shirt over that. I couldn’t imagine having to change outfits every day or having to change for the gym. This outfit takes me to the gym, to work in the studio, and then to dinner with a mink coat over it.
In fact, he'd rather you work out than buy clothes.
Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.
The extreme sensation of working out has replaced the mosh pits of my earlier years and the sex clubs for years after that. It’s a great combo of discipline, joyous release, meditation, and vanity. Music never sounded as good as it does now, pounding through those earbud headphones into the pit of my stomach as I feel my muscles swell.