maandag 7 maart 2011
PFW: Viktor And Rolf Fall 2011
The Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf took cues from knights’ armor this season. Backstage they said; ‘We felt the need for protection.’
Their show really notes elaborated; ‘Fashions ever-increasing speed reminds us how important it is to battle for our creativity.’
Whatever the motivation, the show unfolded as a mix between black and ecru, with many of the outfits coming down the runway twice, once in each color. Very clever of them, but not necessarily all that creative. The models' faces were painted blood red, but the stiff fabrics (felted wool, sculptural leather) looked practically swordproof.
As always I think that Viktor & Rolf did a great job. I have to admit that this is not my favorite collection of them. But I still like it and the red faces really inspire me. They reminds me of the masks people are wearing.