More Rick Owens (Hardcover)

More Rick Owens By Rick Owens, Danielle Levitt (Photographs by) Cover Image

More Rick Owens (Hardcover)

By Rick Owens, Danielle Levitt (Photographs by)

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Rick Owens remains one of the most daring and influential fashion designers working today. This new book of photographs describes an exceptionally fertile and transformational period in his career, one that saw him experiment with new shapes, the application of new materials, and an unprecedented use of color.

Lavishly documenting men’s and women’s collections and featuring Owens’s continuing collaboration with the photographer Danielle Levitt, this book is an unabashed love letter to one of the most devoted followings in contemporary fashion.

Picking up where Rizzoli’s previous monograph on Owens’s work left off, looks from his critically lauded homage to the rock-and-roll designer Larry Legaspi set a frenzied visual pace that never lets up—right through the pandemic, when Owens memorably staged shows on the Lido di Venezia.

Here, the continued evolution of nearly three decades of Owens’s “grunge-meets-glamour” worldview is seen close up. Grace and grit are paired with an obsession with structural transformation and movement, where diaphanous, flowing shapes contrast with sharp objects. This formal invention is matched by a mania for new and exotic materials. The use of translucent bovine leathers, brightly dyed snakeskin, and the hide of the pirarucu, a massive Amazonian fish, are applied to old and new icons of the brand. Color is now firmly part of the Owens legendarium, and a profligacy of pink, orange, blue, green, and iridescent hues now vie with trademark black, oxblood, and dust that have been part of the palette since the inception of the brand.

Owens’s newest provocations, grounded by the portraiture of Danielle Levitt, achieves a sublime unity in this essential volume.
Rick Owens is an American fashion designer; he launched his eponymous line in Los Angeles in 1994, before moving to Paris in 2003. Danielle Levitt is an American photographer based between Los Angeles and New York.
Product Details ISBN: 9780847873371
ISBN-10: 0847873374
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication Date: September 19th, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English
"Documenting Rick Owen’s longtime collaboration with photographer Danielle Levitt, this latest book (which picks up where 2011’ Rick Owens left off) captures the rock-and-roll-meets-glam approach that the designer has been known for throughout his 30-year career." —THE ZOE REPORT


"An oeuvre as revolutionary as Rick Owens’s could never be contained in just one book. That’s why we need More Rick Owens, the follow-up to the designer’s eponymous 2019 monograph. Through the precise lens of Danielle Levitt, Owens’s daring recent looks come into sharp focus. Alien headpieces and off-kilter silhouettes are tamed through impeccable tailoring and visionary detail. The typical goth-glam aesthetic of the anti-fashion designer is reinvigorated with splashes of color, while unexpected materials—think fish hides and goat hair—propel his work squarely into the realm of the avant-garde. Nearly three decades into his career, Owens continues to leave us begging for more." —V MAGAZINE

"In a continuation of his first volume of photographs, the designer Rick Owens teams up with the photographer Danielle Levitt to delight in provocation. Prepare for louche poses and leather, daring silhouettes and spikes." —NY TIMES

"A new Rizzoli tome — “More Rick Owens,” Owens’s second with the publisher — captured by his longtime collaborator, photographer Danielle Levitt, features some of his most audacious collections on those subjects, made between 2019 and 2023. It includes what Owens calls “our covid quartet”: four shows that Owens produced during the height of the pandemic." —THE WASHINGTON POST

"More so than many comparable titles on other designers, the physical production of the volume beautifully reflects the essence of the Owens brand: the cover is raw cardboard with unfinished edges; the title is understated and small but gorgeously embossed, blending rich black ink with luminescent metallic in a clean, sans-serif, ultra-modern typeface. This blend of restrained, cool modernity with rugged utilitarianism is an overarching theme in Owens’s work, and echoing it in the actual materiality of the book was a wise move by Rizzoli. It makes it the too-cool volume to add to your coffee table stack, the book that will make you feel very Berlin or—dare we say—Scandi (an interesting complement given that Owens is, himself, from California)." —NY JOURNAL OF BOOKS