The World of Rick Owens to take over Selfridges
The designer celebrates 20 years of his brand with the famed department store
Already one of the 11 'Masters' in Selfridges new fashion exhibit in London, Rick Owens will be joining forces with the department store once again with The World of Rick Owens. The new project will be the "biggest single designer concept that Selfridges has initiated," according to Sebastian Manes, Selfridges' buying director.
The colossal installation – which will run from September 1 to October 24 – will include a concept boutique in the store's Wonder Room, a temporary women's wear shop on the retailer's first floor, a permanent men's space also on the first floor, and four window displays that were inspired by Richard Strauss' opera Salome, – a constant inspiration for Owen and his work.
There will also be a 20-piece limited edition collection of Rick Owens and DRKSHDW, which includes leather jackets, T-shirts, sweaters, trainers, and bandanas. However, that's not all, the icing on top of the cake will be a 25-foot statue of Owens, made in collaboration with Doug Jennings that will sit on the top of Selfridges' Oxford Street location.