Viktor & Rolf’s Fall 2012-Winter 2013 collection was as artistic as it was experimental… and a whopper of a line-up – over 50 looks! We know that these two artsy mavericks like to tackle experimental concepts and are not afraid to ruffle a few feathers in the process. Heck! They live for it and we love them for it!!!
Some looks were as sleek and fluid as mercury…
This time, their garments became sculptural marvels. Some looks were as sleek and fluid as mercury, others looked like sheer shells outlined in fur, and the pieces de resistance were the intricately designed “Art Déco-ish” fur coats.
Their sculptural quality seemed to be derived from 1920s architectural reliefs, conceived from Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) drawings or through Helmut Newton’s lens. The look was as impactful at it was sensual and deliberate. There was something unearthly about this line-up and the fur applications strongly guided the mood.
Every aspect of the appearance and characteristic of the particular fur types used – mink’s gloss, Finn raccoon’s density, or fox’s ombré hues – were used for maximum impact, as were fur-inspired prints. Their furrier deserves a raise; on the technical front, this collection was a solid 10!
As per usual, their show pushed the boundaries, but they are masters at translating these looks into a collection that is more accessible and commercially viable when it hits the stores. We can’t wait to see the final outcome!
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