For fall, the Viktor & Rolf’s play on optical illusions had spectators wondering exactly what was true and what was a brilliant hoax.
The collection opened with contorted jersey dresses in gray, before evolving into a textured, trompe l’oeil paradise. The cable knit was the star of the show — chunky in some garments and ironed flat on others. Then, cleverly, the knit was turned into a print, which was showcased on paper-thin wool tunics and ankle-grazing maxi dresses. Soon, knits and prints were tossed around like a well-dressed salad, much to the baffled awe of show-goers.
A literal bright spot was came in the form of Swarovski crystals, woven into chunky knits. Though the collection had a more than sufficient level of wow-factor, these sparkles added glam to shift dresses and billowing tops.