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Rick Owens' Gangster Nun Army Storms Paris Fashion Week

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Count on Rick Owens to do something truly outside the box during men's fashion week in Paris. Today, the Cali-born designer showed his fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection and although he didn't employ a team of steppers to bring the clothes to life, they still made quite a statement.

The most envelope-pushing designs looked like paratrooper garb with a surprise twist: nun's veils that read either "LA Gangster" or "Nun." There were also many oversize coats, tunics, shorts and vests in a palette of dirt brown, black and gray. The show was about, "how men create and reject authority," said Owens. "But it's not angry, it's just a proposal." A proposal that includes a lot of unconventional headgear plus plenty of leather, one of Owens' favorite materials.

· Rick Owens Men's RTW Fall 2014 [WWD]
· Rick Owens' Incredible S/S 2014 Runway Showcases Stepping [Racked]