It’s been nearly six months since Rick Owens’ Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show took place in Paris, but we just can’t stop talking about it — and for good reason. The designer sent a slew of traditional African-American step teams down the runway to show off his wears and inevitably promote the importance of both racial and body diversity within the fashion industry.
Owens’ message and clothing have now found themselves at the center of AnOther Magazine’s newest editorial. Katie Shillingford, the glossy’s fashion director, teamed up with photographer, Matthew Stone and created images that captured the fearlessness of Owens’ now iconic presentation.
“I think it was very admirable that a designer with such a big brand, who is commercially successful too, had made such a brave choice,” Shillingford said. “There is not enough of that in the fashion industry today, no one is brave enough to take a risk because everyone is worried about selling clothes.”
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