PARIS (AP) - California-born designer Rick Owens can always be expected to produce the most high-octane menswear show of the day.

PARIS (AP) California-born designer Rick Owens can always be expected to produce the most high-octane menswear show of the day.

But what was certainly not expected for spring-summer 2014 was the appearance of Estonia's punk-metal group "Winny Puhh" dangling upside down in lycra leotards blasting out a tune on an electric banjo. At the side, two drummers played throughout the show inside a vertical centrifugal wheel that sped up as the show progressed.

So bizarre was the spectacle that, when the 38 all-black looks (plus the two contrasting white ones) starting filing by, revelers didn't immediately take notice.

Despite this, it turned out to be a strong collection.

Simple black forms in leather, sheer paneling and with zippers formed a dropped-waist monochrome silhouette that ended mostly above the knee. There was a distinct feeling of the rebellious adolescent the goth that dresses only in black that pervaded the looks.

Skinny models looked intentionally near pre-pubescent, and many had disheveled hair. Sneakers part of a collaboration with Adidas added a nice sporty touch.

But the show's main play was on leather contrasts parchment leather, tissue leather, "juicy" leather, dry leather, hard leather and limp leather.

After the show, Owens described the collection as "energy with a wink." But when the metal music stopped, energy with a headache was nearer the mark.

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