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The True Blood of Rick Owens

You don’t have to be a Viking warrior vampire to wear Rick Owens, but it certainly looks good on one. The season premiere of True Blood season four featured Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgard, making a political statement to assure the American public that we have nothing to fear from vampires clad in a ubiquitous Rick Owens jacket.

The darkly edged designer has always attracted a dark clientele, however after this season the undead may be looking elsewhere to shop.  The aggression and heavy dark atmosphere typical of a Rick Owens’ show complete with heavy black leathers and extremely strong masculine tones seemingly were cleansed for a fresh spiritual awakening for his Spring/Summer 2012 menswear collection which he sanctimoniously declared as “career defining, for better or for worse”.

A fresh collection comprised of skirts and “robes” extensively styled in completely masculine ways that perhaps may alienate some of his more conservative clientele, however among true fans are praising his move of borrowing a leaf from his womenswear collections to shake up his standard menswear looks.  Owens is completely on point with this years’ menswear trends with the tonal looks with sculpted tops and flowing loose bottoms with third and fourth layers of tunics and vests creating new suit silhouettes and freeing the confidant man simultaneously.

[Image Courtesty of HBO]

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Posted on: July 12, 2011