from a profile "the new yorker" ran of him in last week's issue: "Owens, a forty-six-year-old bisexual, has become the foremost purveyor of what he calls 'glunge' (grunge plus glamour)....Owens has steadfastly pursued an anti-fashion ethic. His basic look—'drippy' forms in subdued colors—changes little from season to season."
i think the word "glunge" is goofy, but i am entirely on board with the idea and his version of it.
as a fellow native-californian, i love that the west coast value of ease and comfort runs deep through him, but he reinterprets it (mercifully, to my eyes) as something elegant and dark and rebellious and complicated. as a designer, a design architect, i think he's brilliant. as an individual, i thoroughly admire his personal style.
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