Richard Saturnino Owens (born November 18, 1961), known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California.
Rick Owens was raised in Porterville, California. His parents are John (d. 2015) and Concepción “Connie” Owens. Connie is Mexican.
Owens was raised in a conservative, Catholic household. After graduating high school, he moved to Los Angeles to study art at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, for two years before taking pattern-making and draping courses at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
This led to work in the garment industry, designing copies of designer clothing.« Back to Glossary Index