Viktor & Rolf Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2012
That was surely a sexy, sensual man Viktor & Rolf presented this morning in Paris. Their ss2012-collection reminded a bit of Richard Gere in an America Gigolo and John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. Those references were not in the clothes but in the atmosphere and the sultry yet soft attitude that surrounded them.
Viktor & Rolf went explored the vibrant mid -70’s and found inspiration in the liberation and happiness that added a relaxed and fresh attitude to the sartorial and eccentric Monsieur dresser.
“This Spring/Summer 2012 Monsieur reflects a new age mood”, the Dutch designers explained. ” He remains the same creative man – the sexy intellect – whose wardrobe is an authentic mix of formal and informal. Our Monsieur is on a mystical and spiritual journey and is attracted to magical symbols and serene shades. He’s investigating boundaries, but within his own world.”
The carefree effortlessness was reflected in lean silhouettes, playful patterns and unexpected mix of modern materials such as cupro or nylon-twill contrasting fine suede or delicate knits creating a vintage appearance. The colour palette was a playful mélange of shades of ivory, khaki, mustard yellow, and terracotta induced by radiant blue. The Dolphin, one of the classic symbols of the New age wave is a recurring pattern in the collection and applied in various treatments such as suiting interiors in jacquard, as tailored panelling, as prints for shirting, jerseys and sweats.