Rick Owens’ humanoid

AP/ AFP – As Rick Owens’ fashion show began, models in sheeny space-cowboy boots stomped out, while smoke billowed onto the runway. It kept on pumping and, in a surreal twist, ended up completely obscuring the bottom half of the designs.

The American designer was on tried-and-tested territory this fall with a glam rock-meets-space-age vibe in muted shades with rich flashes of electric blue.

The aggressive, peaked-shoulder aesthetic was once again twinned with large cuffs and exaggeratedly long sleeves that made the human limbs seem spindly. Leather biker’s pants sported extra-defined segments in the knees to evoke insects, or humanoids.