Californian fashion designer, Rick Owens has never been shy of controversy and his recent show during the Paris Fashion week may best be described as pornographic.
His concept of 'symbolic sisterhood' involved models parading down the catwalk, two at a time- with a twist. One model was carried by the other in a simulation of the sexual position known as the '69'.
Both models were wearing one of the new designs and appeared to have very miserable expressions, 'wearing' the other model, like some sort of accessory
When asked about this, Rick described it this way:
.“In the Spring men’s collection which shares the same name (Cyclops), that focussed vision was propulsive and aggressive. When applied to women’s, I see that focussed vision being more about nourishment, sisterhood/motherhood and regeneration,”
Naturally, the male audience seemed to be delighted with his display, however one female member appears to be shocked. There have been mixed reactions within social media- some have been outraged appearing to suggest that its a purely pornographic stunt designed to simulate the female 69 sexual position. Others have supported his concept of sisterhood.
Check out the pictures below- sisterhood or pornographic titillation? You decide!