Header picture: One look seems outdoors the wearer’s physique, Picture by Giovanni Giannoni for WWD
Methods to put on a costume, or how Viktor & Rolf mischievously play on the concept of deconstruction by exposing the corseted undergarments beneath uncommon twisted clothes. But, particularly throughout Couture Week in vogue, this is what individuals got here to see.
The Dutch luxurious label, which is well-known for its unconventional strategy to high fashion, didn’t disappoint: exploring the disconnect between picture and actuality, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren introduced a set of eye-catching outfits that had been their most humorous but on the Intercontinental Le Grand resort in Paris. Nonetheless, not all the eighteen gorgeous, voluminous robes by Viktor & Rolf had been worn in a severe context: A number of of them had been a contact out of the strange, resembling an summary vogue illustration or an individual taking part in The Sims with solely wacky customized content material to make use of. It was like getting into Wonderland (Lewis Carroll, not Tim Burton), and the Cheshire Cat is accountable for the costumes; Alice is, after all, the experimental mannequin, whether or not she wished to be or not.
In probably the most mouthwatering sweet cotton colours, the present opened with gentle tulle and chiffon appears. At first, it appeared like a typical vogue present; however so far as Couture Week goes, that’s at all times not the case. The clothes started to appear in probably the most peculiar positions because the present went on, together with one which was fully upside-down, one other that appeared a meter away from its mannequin, and eventually one which appeared to be outdoors the wearer’s physique. It was chaotic in the easiest way potential, like clothes as palms of an analog clock. Misplaced bustiers, inverted skirts, and right-angle items all abound, and weirdly sufficient, it nonetheless made sense: the gathering attracts its inspiration from the preliminary expertise of viewing the world by way of our telephones thus the following disconnection between visuals and the reality hid behind them.
Ultimately, the Viktor & Rolf present is absurdly unserious – and proves that that is what vogue wants for the time being.