PARIS — Each season the task of checking in with Rick Owens is anything but. No matter which particulates are swirling about in the aether, the American can be counted on for producing his own winds, often gale in force. Early Thursday evening at Palais de Tokyo, Owens presented his latest women’s collection titled “Sisyphus.” The confidence that comes with the ability to name a collection the same as the namesake of incompletable tasks cannot be overstated. That said, Owens completed the task of Fall / Winter 2018 with aplomb. Unlike last season which saw many looks all but devour model bodies, this collection emphasized the torso, leaving legs bare, and gait fleet of foot on the heel of especially athletic trainers. On the night, Tessa Bruinsma opened the show and was followed from across the Next global network by Marjan Jonkman, Manu Miloqui, Wangy Xin Yu, Lia Pavlova, Odette Pavlova, and Rocio Marconi.

Credits include: Client, Rick Owens; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Fall / Winter 2018; Clothing design, Rick Owens; Styling, Panos Yiapanis; Hair, Duffy; Makeup, Sammy Mourabit; Casting, Angus Munro and Liz Goldson at AM Casting; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.