Viktor & Rolf proved couture can perfectly reflect current times with its fall/winter 20 collection.
Shown digitally this Paris Couture Week season, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren presented nine looks, broken up into three groups of three similar designs; a satin dress in the style of a night gown, a wrap dress which looks like a super chic dressing gown, and a high-fashion overcoat.
In a video narrated by singer Mika, which was shot in the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam, titled change, viewers were treated to a masterful fashion extravaganza.
The first three looks, which reflect “a rather sombre mood… a feeling of sadness and anger, familiar to many these days” said Mika, comprised of blue satin empire cut dress decorated with rain clouds, a grey chenille wrap gown with sumptuous black quilted detailing and a billowing faux leather coat covered in giant spikes.
Next were the dresses that represent the confusion at this strange time in history; a pink satin number featuring large face emojis, a fuzzy pink dressing gown with canary yellow touches and giant bows down one arm and another overblown jacket, this time switched from black to pink and the spikes replaced with colourful cylinders poking out.
Finally, closing the show was the dreamy love and hope section, made up of a white satin dress with a simple heart motif, a white short-sleeved quilted and belted robe featuring giant love hearts over each pocket, and a wide trench-style coat adorned with pink and red hearts running from the shoulders to the hem.
“The subject is the emotional rollercoaster that we all experienced and are experiencing,” Snoeren said, reports WWD. “We are discussing a little bit mental health and how to dress for your emotions, as well to say that all emotions are valid and necessary.”
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