Viktor & Rolf

The entrance to the Viktor & Rolf runway was covered in grayscale illustrations of withered and dying flowers, exactly what would have happened if a girl were to wear the majority of this winter offering in the winter. With a distinct lack of outerwear, and a shocking amount of bare leg, it would surely also bring death to anyone that attempted. Perhaps this was a reflection on the current climate in fashion, and the decreasing necessity for recognized seasons.

The collection was, for the duo, borderline commercial. The pieces were wearable and the shapes mostly easy, without any loss of the creativity associated with the label. Their ubiquitous bows were everywhere, falling apart and restructuring themselves across dresses, shirts, jackets, and skirts.

But the most interesting applications were the decaying elements, which appeared to sprout wispy feathers from their embroidered ruptures, growing from holes and crevices in the garments. These referred more to the decaying floorboard prints that lined the floor of the runway itself, and neatly into the punk trend that has been emerging.

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