Rick Owens signature boots, with a formidable square toe metal grill and oversized grommets, have walked his runways since the fall ’19 season, and he’s made them part of every collection since then. And the designer often wears the towering footwear himself.
For spring ’21, the platforms were once again there in all their post-apocalyptic glory, but this time they came mostly in cotton candy or bubblegum pink hue, along with a bright candy-apple red (and a very-Rick slick black). The designer also took the boot up a few notches by extending them up over the thigh, with rectangular tabs reaching the hips of the models who wore them.
While most other designers so far have avoided showing face masks for spring ’21, neither on their runways nor in their digital presentations, Owens leaned into the reality, matching his boots to his version of a face covering. The masks were mostly shown with the fabric tucked into a shirt or bra.