While SHOWstudio has long been a pioneer in utilising the latest technologies to push the boundaries of fashion image-making, that doesn't mean we aren't also committed to celebrating the medium that started it all: fashion illustration. Starting in the early 16th century, fashion illustration was a means of documenting the styles of dress and costume from nations around the world. The practice evolved into cataloguing the latest designs in the first fashion magazines like Le Mecure Gallant and La Gallerie des Modes — precursors to the glossy pages of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Keeping the legacy alive, we task our ever-growing network of fashion illustrators every season to reimagine their favourite runway looks.
As the godfather of the contemporary goth aesthetic, Rick Owens has long been a source of inspiration for our artists. The American designer's 'avant-goth' creations have garnered a global loyal cult following and have made him one of the industry's most enigmatic talents. While working predominantly in his signature colour black, Owens' work is rooted in crossing over the world of high-fashion and couture-like craftsmanship with utilitarian and streetwear elements. A master of texture and shape, his latest collections have shown an evolution in his design language with sculptural silhouettes and explorations of conceptual themes around rebellion, spiritualism, and futurism.
From the dark and dystopian to the radically romantic, here's every time our network of fashion illustrators reimagined the runway looks of Rick Owens.