Richard Saturnino Owens known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion Designer from Porterville, California. Owens studied fashion design in Los Angeles, for two years before dropping out and taking pattern-making and draping courses in Los Angeles, leading to work in the garment industry doing knock-offs of designer clothing. He began his longstanding collaboration with stylist Panos Yiapanis, who has been working with Owens on all his catwalk shows to date. Owens’ pieces have proved highly collectable since 2005. Owens had only created a series of bespoke pieces for his bunker-style LA loft, but when he moved to Paris, he was snapped up by local dealer Philippe Jousse.