Monday, March 4, 2013

PFW: Viktor & Rolf

By: Tamara Arnew
Designer duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren’s Fall 2013 collection concept explored dualities to become something beautiful yet annihilating. The yin and yang of the look went beyond a collaborative black and white color choice.  Opening the show was femininity and posture in gathered dresses with asymmetrical volume, large integrated rounded bows and soft pleats. The focus then moved to distressed and more aggressive pieces with decayed fringe skinny pants, holed cut outs and quickly ruffled mini skirts. 

Intricate detail in embroidery, beading and piecing created a contrary effect to the destructions. Laurel wreath leaves and stripes were featured on selective crew necks paired with skirts that reflected both sides and gave off a cheerleader in square-toed loafers styling that perpetuated ideas about balance and the edge between. Dropped waists gave length to the shortest of skirts and bell-sleeves with a looser fit added an element of proportion and gave the visual impression that Viktor and Rolf’s success is reliant on two separates who have given rise to one another.

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