Rick Owens is an american fashion designer who was born in 1962. Known for his minimalist style and his leather pieces, he launched his brand in 1994 in Los Angeles and he presented it for the first time on the New York catwalk shows in 2002. Then, in 2003, he moved to Paris. His avant-garde aesthetic has garnered an extraordinary cult following. Owens' rock-inspired designs have wowed the fashion crowd. His "glamour-meets-grunge" collections center on luxe leather jackets, directional dresses and urban knitwear.