Menswear in Paris today was all about the wang, and we’re not talking about Alexander. Rick Owens’ A/W ’15 collection shook up the crowd with a polarizing lineup of penis-baring looks, featuring deliberately placed peepholes and full-fledged cutouts. Between yesterday’s butt plugs and today’s unforgiving crotch cleavage, the Parisians have really been outdoing themselves this season.
We’re not exactly surprised about Owens’ Internet-breaking presentation today. He’s always been one to play up his love for fetish fashion, this time clearly using recent debates surrounding nudity and online censorship as fuel to let some balls loose. You go, Owens.
The show tamely opened with models sporting traditional menswear staples like pea coats and cable knit sweaters—a vanilla look that veered far from the presentation’s S&M finale. Eventually, Owens’ men emerged in draping, tribal silhouettes that hung on their bodies like primal, stylized cavemen. The clothes exuded an undeniable strength, confidently celebrating the male body and especially male fertility. If last year was all about the nipple, maybe in 2015 we’ll #FreeTheWang.