The helmets were presented during Rick Owens' Autumn Winter 2022 menswear show titled Strobe, which was shown at the Palais de Tokyo during Paris Fashion Week.
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The helmets were presented as part of Rick Owens' Autumn Winter 2022 collection
Owens created two helmets for the show each of which featured a different light bar fixture that was set into and protrudes from the crown of its outer shell.
The helmets were constructed from aluminium and fibreglass and have a rounded head with a shell that extends to cover the upper parts of the wearer's chest and back.
In his show notes Owens explained that the helmets have a crown shape that was informed by the forms he saw in Egyptian temples and tombs while touring Egypt shortly before.
"Helmets have Dan Flavin-esque fluorescent bulbs set into crown shapes that I kept seeing in the Egyptian temples and tombs I toured last October," said Owens.
As a result of the helmet's extended shell, which falls over the chest and shoulders in three parts, it doubles as a freestanding floor lamp with its extended shell acting as legs.
The first of the lamps titled Amun, which was only produced in black, has a two-pronged light fixture that is set within a trapezoid-shaped frame.
Named Hedjet, the other helmet was produced in both black and white and has a single light-bar fixture that pokes out the shell.
The objects can be worn with the protruding lights either on or off as they are powered by a Rick Owens power socket.
Earlier this year at Paris Fashion Week, Rick Owens presented a collection on an industrial runway that referenced architectural and Victorian silhouettes.
Owens has been creating furniture and objects for over a decade, often looking to historical and architectural references when creating pieces. In 2019, Owens created a modular sofa that was upholstered in French army blankets.
The photography is courtesy of Owenscorp.