Viktor & Rolf

Spring-Summer 2011 - They always experimented with extreme realism. They push the element of what is possible to the edge, giving an almost surrealist definition to their designs. Thus, this collection was not for the faint hearted. It was for the art-hearted. More of an art exhibition then a ready-to-wear fashion collection, Viktor & Rolf showed off their innovation and immense skills as designers. The basic blouse was reconstructed into a four tier dress. It had four hems while the sleeves were like double doppelgangers (if one can get their head around that) with four sets of cuffs following suit down the sleeves. A shirt dress was recreated with a lopsided collar and a matchless hem, i.e. one side was above the knee and one side was of maxi status. Collars were placed around necks without a blouse attached, and red and white pin stripped tops were placed with incoherent black and white stripped trousers. But it worked, really very well. One must have the upmost confidence to dream of wearing such a bold assortment of clothing. Nonetheless it was an awe-inspiring collection, and finalised with even more awe-inspiring and very arty dresses. They took geometric design to a whole other level.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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