Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, the dynamic designer-duo behind Viktor & Rolf, offered a continuation of their past Couture collection and once again breathed new life into vintage couture pieces and precious fabrics by transforming them into brand-new, bold patchwork evening numbers. [CONTINUE READING...]
A golden scar uniting shattered and broken dreams. Following the Japanese technique of Kintsugi - breathing new life into fragments of a glorious past – using forgotten evening wear and cocktail pieces that smell of mothballs. This was Viktor & Rolf’s starting point when creating the new couture collection. Crafted out of dresses that have been given a second chance. Vintage pieces that Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren gave new life to, reworking them to make unique, special creations. The concept was in the title of the collection: Boulevard of broken dreams. The shattered dreams of wedding dresses put together to create a totally new one or those of a ball gown that looked like it was a puzzle of embroidery and lace. Symbolic of the recycled theme, the golden scars that drew together the various fragments also gave a precious feel to mini dress with frou frou fringing, to crinoline of monumental proportions, to audacious transparent tunics and to short dresses with mini silhouettes. A house symphony, held in a small amphitheatre with mirrored chairs, decorated with monumental sculptural flowers. From the model’s faces - istoriato style with fragments of gold - to their feet, where there was the fruit of a collaboration that was decidedly couture: the perfect shoes created by the designers with Christian Louboutin.
By Giampietro Baudo - MFF Magazine for Fashion