BUS Cease: Following the rumor mill had paired the title of Rick Owens and Moncler for months – speculation waved away by the manner team – the designer and the manner team verified a collaboration on Tuesday. This time, nonetheless, it is not in the exact same vein as the other Moncler Genius partnerships.
Owens admitted Moncler had approached him for a collaboration, and that he “took advantage of the minute to ask them to do a thing different.”
The undertaking involved customizing a tour bus for Owens and his spouse Michèle Lamy for a highway journey from Los Angeles Airport to American artist and sculptor Michael Heizer’s ranch in Nevada.
“Heizer had invited us to see his monumental land artwork piece Town, forty eight several years in the making…and I hadn’t been to the West Coast given that I moved to Europe 18 several years ago,” reported Owens. “I was type of thinking of Joseph Beuys touring to the U.S. from Germany in the Seventies, landing at JFK, being wrapped in felt and taken by ambulance to his N.Y. gallery to live with a wild coyote for three days in his installation ‘I Like The usa and The usa Likes Me,’ and then likely straight back to Germany the exact same way…”
The tour took the couple by means of Las Vegas and Place 51 building a detour to Heizer’s Double Destructive artwork function.
The bus will be exhibited in Milan on Feb. 19 during Vogue 7 days and be obtainable to purchase alongside the dresses produced by Moncler for the Owens undertaking.