Rick Owens 在 1994 年就創立了個人品牌，而 Shayne Oliver 的 Hood By Air 則在 2006 年驚艷亮相，表面看起來誕生於不同時代背景的兩品牌卻在美學理念中有著異曲同工之妙。狂野的暗黑哲學、天馬行空的廓形剪裁，這些特質讓兩品牌在時尚界「特立獨行」。而在最新一期《Purple Magazine》（Issue 23）雜誌中，讀者們將有幸看到兩人共同接受專訪。面對各自的設計流程、男權主義等話題，Owens 與 Oliver 娓娓而談；此外，兩人還就如何鞭策自己、挑戰極限的方式相互討論，從而引出以下文字中「Death Drop」話題。感興趣的朋友可以前去《Purple Magazine》線上店鋪購買雜誌，並閱讀專訪完整內容。
Olivier Zahm — What is a death drop?
Rick Owens — It’s where you kind of turn around and then fall backward and land with one leg up and the other one back, and then you pick yourself back up. But the thing is, you actually have to take a leap of faith and fall into it. I can’t do it.
Shayne Oliver — You know, it’s like practicing a new muscle. It’s going to hurt.
Rick Owens — Because it’s the leg-underneath-you thing.
Shayne Oliver — Yeah, it hurts for the first, like, two weeks, and then you’re okay; then you can do anything.
Rick Owens — Okay, imagine a 52-year-old man in a hotel room, watching… s
Shayne Oliver — Did you try it already?
Rick Owens — For like a week, I was working on it! And I was thinking, I’m fit, I can do this. I’m not afraid of a little pain, and I had Feminine Destruction on YouTube. She does it really great, so I was like, “I can just do it really slow, break it down, and figure it out, right?” And I just couldn’t do it, because there was this point where there’s no logic to it; you just have to throw yourself into it and hope for the best.