Rick Owens' Retrospective To Open In Milan

This December, Italy’s Triennale di Milano will debut an exhibition dedicated to the work of designer Rick Owens. This will be the first retrospective showcasing the Californian-born, Paris-based creative’s talent, and spans a career that began in New York back in 1994.

  One of the AW17 fashion designs to be displayed at the exhibition / Photo: Courtesy of Owenscorp.

One of the AW17 fashion designs to be displayed at the exhibition / Photo: Courtesy of Owenscorp.

Titled ‘Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman’, Owens had complete artistic control over the exhibition, which will display a range of pieces from his extensive archive that demonstrate the breadth and scope of his work. A selection of his clothing designs will sit alongside furniture, films, graphics and publications, as well as a site-specific sculptural installation that he has created for the exhibition.

  Another of Rick Owens' AW17 designs which will be on show in Milan / Photo: Courtesy of Owenscorp.

Another of Rick Owens' AW17 designs which will be on show in Milan / Photo: Courtesy of Owenscorp.

Presented as a 'Gesamtkunstwerk', or total work of art, the show will question the notions of beauty and acceptability, a constant theme that runs though Owens’ métier. 

‘Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman’ opens on 15th December and runs through to 25th March.

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