Netizens slam Rick Owens' latest fashion collection, calling his designs hideous

Netizens slam Rick Owens' latest fashion collection, calling his designs hideous
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SINGAPORE - Have some sleeping bags to spare? Great!

Wrap them around your body, secure them to your neck and shoulders with matching fabric, and you'd look like a trendsetter in no time.

As models strutted down the runway in baggy clothes and long dishevelled hair during Men's Fashion Week in Milan and Paris last month, "homeless chic" seemed to be the theme of US designer Rick Owens' Fall/Winter 2017 collection.

The outlandish style has, unsurprisingly, become a talking point among many people online, with Facebook users leaving harsh comments on Milan/Paris Men's Fashion Week's page.

Some said Owens' new threads resembled camping gear, while a few others from Singapore likened them to bazhangs (Hokkien for rice dumplings).

Of the collection, which is called Glitter despite a lack of it, Owens told Vogue: "You know, I wanted it to be voluptuous and flamboyant, but then I look at it: It definitely is about strapping yourself in for a bumpy ride."

Glitter is based on the idea that the modern male needed comforting and somewhere to hide, AFP reported.

This is not the first time Owens has caused a stir with his fashion shows.

In 2015, the 55-year-old made female models carry each other like backpacks and sent pant-less male models down the runway.

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