Words: Aluwani Ratshiungo | Images: Siya Beyile

Rick Owens’ trademark Gothic, distressed aesthetic is prevalent in the Spring/Summer 2018 collection presented at Paris Fashion Week Men’s recently. Using unconventional fabrics, the collection is littered with voluminous pants, a dramatic take on the fanny pack, nipple bearing cut-out tops, super high-waisted pants and cropped jackets and blazers with sheer sleeves and frayed collars.

The Threaded Man was invited by MAC Sub Saharan Africa to go backstage at the Rick Owens show. See the backstage moments below.

Rick Owens SS18