January 26, 2015  —  by

Rick Owens’ dick statement

credit: Lea Colombo / DAZEDDIGITAL

It takes a lot to shock the fashion world. But last Thursday, during his A/W 15 ‘SPHINX’ show, Rick Owens made the front row sit up and pay attention by sending out male models sans underwear in crotch cut-outs and peephole tunics. At a time when sex and censorship are on everyone’s minds, Rick Owens has entered the unchartered territory of male nudity by sending models down the runway in oversized peep-hole garments that gave the audience a flash of bare skin beneath as they walked – and in a few cases, revealed their penises. This was, without doubt, menswear season’s most provocative statement.