No firework at Viktor & Rolf, but a strong collection full with clothes that were accessible for a lot of women. With beautiful legs, that is. Since the biggest part of the fall collection was leaning on short skirts and dresses. It looked young and fresh, almost as if a young girl tried to modify her clothes herself by cutting and ripping it and putting it together again with lace inserts and embroideries. It was a mix of bouncy sportswear, serious power-dressing and modern sculptured silhouettes. The designers sticked to a black-and-white palette and occasionally injected a subtle Sixties London vibe. Fanciful touches came via overstated bows, from a giant one on the neckline of a white shirt to another on the shoulder of a gown.
Sporting the designer’s iconic strong glasses the Viktor & Rolf appeared from yet another Piet Paris designed backdrop. Inspired by one of Jules Verne’s stories they wore skinny suits and heavy outerwear. The fall winter color palette (of greys & blacks) might have been a little somber; the playful prints definitely made up for that. Large letters, large glasses, large shoes and the graphic guy from the backdrop popped up on sweaters, jackets, pants and even one of the bags. Whether the V&R guy is opting for sporty or chic; he’ll have lots of wearable designs to choose from come fall.
Take a look backstage at Viktor & Rolf Monsieur ss2013, where models are being prepared for the show, last minute alterations are being made to the clothes and dressers get ready. See the show here
The Viktor & Rolf Monsieur ss2013 collection reflects the house’s approach to a smart gentleman, with unexpected twists in detail. Inspired by the vibrant colors and relaxed silhouettes of India, the collection merges a layered, soft silhouette with a traditional sartorial approach. The result is a colorful collection with an elegant, relaxed attitude.
The silhouettes are a combination of summer tailoring layered with light, easy pieces. Colorful tunics peak out through the range and have a relaxed summer fit. A house classic trench in terracotta is lightweight and unexpectedly lined with the signature spectacles-print, an iconic print for Monsieur.
The tuxedo in summer wool-silk is freshly done in a dove grey resulting in a modern, chic approach to evening wear.
The traditional, western herringbone print is modernly re-interpreted in variations. A palette of salmon and oranges ranging from pale to bright are the highlight seasonal colors against classical contrasts of white, black, midnight and beige.
Composed of a combination of brushed leather, canvas, mirrored leather, or suede, the shoes and bags complement the relaxed elegance of the collection.