Rick Owens is an American fashion designer who created a collection of furniture that plays with exaggerated silhouettes and monolithic designs. Both sculptural and strong, this complexity, edginess and intensity recalls styling of ancient hedonistic rituals.
His pieces are treated with a near religious zeal. The space needed to not only be a token of this religion but an altar for worship, which inspired the driving concept for the exhibit - ceremonial relics.
The collection plays with exaggerated silhouettes and monolithic designs that are both sculptural and strong. This complexity, edginess and intensity recalls hedonistic rituals of another era.
Using plywood, resin, cashmere and bones, the collection is described as gothic minimalism meets high priestess shrouds, the collection calls for a temple to showcase ceremonial relics.
At end of the narrow entry, there is a feature piece from the collection. The flames flanking the entry walls evoke the sinister and elemental attributes of both the Rick Owens brand and of the exhibit concept of a ceremonial place.