Fashion legend Rick Owens has announced the launch of his latest SS20 collection at the Palais De Tokyo in Paris, which includes a collaboration with Athleisure giant, Champion.
The collection, named after his mother’s maiden name, TECUATL, embraces Owen’s Mexican heritage and takes a stand against the US President’s fixation on a boarder wall.
“My mother and I learned English together when she started taking me to nursery school, and my father worked in the Porterville Public Court System as a translator for the Mexican migrant farm workers that were a major part of the San Joaquin agricultural industry,” Owen explained.
The collection also features a capsule of t-shirts, sweaters and windbreakers, all liberally emblazoned with the signature branding too.
“I remember my cousins wearing Champion t-shirts and shorts when we used to visit the family in Mexico in the seventies. In this project here I have turned those traditional athletic clothes into togas, loincloths and underbriefs,” he explained.