Rick Owens is a genius. Not only is he a genius, but he's got a dark streak reflected unashamedly through his garments, branding, persona, lifestyle, etc. He says what a lot of people are scared even to think, and with his line, he takes that and turns it into something both grotesque and beautiful, startling the world with his cool honesty, morose eccentricity, and captivating intensity.

It's easy to see this looking at Rick's overcoats and leathers, defined by androgyny, strange proportions, textures, alien silhouettes... But today is July 3rd; tomorrow is Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July depending on your point of view, and it's, depending on where you live, not quite the right weather for an overcoat just yet. So instead we're going to focus on another signature element of any Owens collection: his bottoms.

Again, pay attention to the texture of the fabric, the skewed proportions, but pay attention as well to the ease of wear, the comfort, and the practicality of these garments. Any man, woman, or child can don a pair of shorts, leggings, or pants and complete just about any task in your daily routine with ease. Wear with a basic tee for something casual, or dress them up with a scarf and jacket. For tailored construction, luxury materials, and a truly avant-garde style, look first to Rick Owens.

Rick Owens
Basket Swinger in Black
DETAILS: 97% cotton 3% spandex shorts. Features elastic waistband with Rick Owens' signature flat woven cotton drawstrings, loose fit waist and thigh with a slightly tapered leg, split-seam side hem, dropped crotch, deep side welt hand pockets, and slanted rear slash pockets with silver zippers.
$678.00 $474.99

Rick Owens
Skirt Trousers Cropped in Black
DETAILS: 97% cotton 3% spandex trousers feature an elastic waistband with Rick Owens' signature flat woven cotton drawstrings. Wide leg dropped crotch trousers are topped with a thin layered skirt that replicates a pair of shorts with two rear button closure pockets, creating an unusual take on comfort and sportswear.
$713.00 $499.99

Rick Owens
Panta Pelle Stretch in Black
DETAILS: Stretch style pant made from 90% Lamb leather and 10% Lycra. These incredibly soft and detailed pants feature ten separate panels per leg, sixteen horizontal pin tucks at the knee, and black top-stitching throughout. The combination of lamb leather and Lycra creates a beautiful contrast.
$1666.00 $833.99

Rick Owens
Cargo Pods in Black
DETAILS: Made from a black 56% nylon 44% silk blend, these dropped crotch shorts are a tough but airy, smooth yet ridged textural experience. Featuring bellowing lung-shaped cargo pockets that begin as a standard slanted front pocket at the hip and taper down to a point that dangles like a bat's wing just above the knee; deep Velcro hanging pockets are contained within. Elastic waistband with Rick Owens' signature flat woven cotton drawstrings and an elongated four-button fly and large square back pockets with buttoning flaps for additional storage round out these amazing shorts.
$914.00 $639.99

Rick Owens
Hef Swinger Short in Black
DETAILS: Relaxed-fitting sarouel half-pants. Made from a lightweight 75% cotton/25% silk outer with 65% cotton/35% rayon lining. Elastic waist and drawstring detail with a jersey-like insert just below the waistline for comfortable mobility. Unique mix of tailored construction with a more casual twist.
$868.00 $607.99