Saturday, March 15, 2008

rick owens has restored my faith...

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jon forwarded me this article from the new yorker because he knows i love rick owens. the article was just what i needed- i knew that owens was american in paris, but what i didn't know was that he spent some time designing knock-offs in la! there is hope for me yet!! i don't design knock-offs per se but my work is less than inspiring, leaving me pretty creatively unfulfilled. It has made me contemplate a career in anything but the fashion industry. that little tidbit of information has restored my hope and faith that there might be something more for me in this industry...give me a job rick?

also, he's set to open a store in new york! fantastic! less kilometers to travel!

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some images from rick owens' website

5 comments:

erica-knits said...

I would love to hear more about what you do if you wouldn't mind sharing. Also, Rick Owens is fabulous and creative, and another example that everyone needs to start somewhere.

Jessica said...

his work is always so inspiring and stunning - the top model though is sooo thin it is a little bit scary.

Stephanie said...

I work for a contract design firm from home and design technical outerwear (ski & snowboard) casual wear and accessories for different international companies- mostly private label but I did a project for Cannondale bicycles and recently Under Armour. It's work and it's "working in the fashion industry" and "good experience" but not really fulfilling for me. If I never had to look at or design another outerwear jacket for the rest of my life I would be ok with that!

jessica- I know- her arms are so tiny. I think it is the lighting in the first picture cuts off about 1/4 of her already slender arms...

Melissa said...

Don't worry Steph...I'm still turned off by the industry. My last job in it has left a really horrible, bad taste still...to the point where I refuse to let my children wear anything by Please Mum, nor would I accept any gift that came from there. It also doesn't help that I live in a city that has no fashion industry...But cause of the pending arrival of the bun in the oven, I'm now motivated to sew some maternity/fat clothes!

Stephanie said...

thanks mel- i'm working on figuring things out right now- in my head and on paper. i hope you were able to swipe sadler's maternity patterns before she left!