Few names are as synonymous with both high fashion and street-wear as Rick Owens. Heading up the label that launched 1000 shout-outs, Owens himself has reached the kind of icon status where pretty much anything he has to say is worth listening to. Complex caught up with the designer at the Biennale in Venice for an update on his world–’the Owensverse’, his approach to design and his plans for the future. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the article features an appearance from a ‘hammered’ A$AP Rocky who, true to form, takes the time to co-sign the label. Here are seven of the most illuminating quotes from the feature for your consideration.
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