He may not frequent Tahiti and surf the vicious waves at Teahupoo, or paraglide over the cavernous depths of Jackson Hole in Wyoming, but for designer Rick Owens risk taking is sticking to his craft, staying true to his niche and maintaining his signature androgynous style that piqued the interest of fashion icon Anna Wintour and the Vogue collective back in 2002.

Typically praised for making a significant departure from previous collections, fashion designers strive to go against the grain of their former work each and every season with new designs, new styles and embellishments. Not Rick, who disagrees with diversification for the sake of diversification and continues to soldier on with his sleek, sharp, monochromatic and individualistic aesthetic despite the varied views of critics.

In this behind-the-Parisian-scenes documentary conducted by Joyce and Filep Motwary, Owens speaks of the resolute need for live fashion shows as a welcome deviation from choreographed fashion videos, the ceremonial aspect of a Rick Owens runway show and his fancy to design a rock crystal toilet over an exaggerated ball gown.

via hypebeast.