Rick Owens
Designer
Catherine Opie

Profile
Discipline
Fashion , Footwear , Media
Age
57
Nationality
American
Honors

Achievement
Rick Owens’ striking idiosyncrasy in the fashion world has been duly noted, as fashion writers marvel year after year at the designer’s continuing success despite his consistently offbeat designs and wholesale resistance to trends. 2017 saw Owens producing his final collection with adidas, which featured the NMD-inspired Level Runner, and debuting a new model of the lace-up creeper boot. Both Owens’s mainline and diffusion line DRKSHDW released seasonal collections that continued to play with silhouette and proportion, while the designer readied a collection of furniture. Despite Owens’s disdain for the traditional fashion establishment, he was honored by the CFDA Awards with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.