Viktor & Rolf

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Autumn-Winter 2011/12 – The devil red faces of the models scorched the catwalk as Viktor & Rolf unleashed the dichotomy of their black and white collection. Sinister black clothing donned the catwalk and, as always, showed the impeccable tailoring of jackets that featured stiff pleated chameleon collars and spins. Big black coats were abstract to the core, think Darth Vader and you’re there. Black, knee high platform boots with silver studs dominated, as did the boots with toes dipped in red leather to match the injection of scarlet on the face and the elbow-length gloves. The black was juxtaposed with the dominated of white as the next part of the collection exhibited white patent macs with built up collars and shoulders. There was an interjection of softness throughout the collection. Rose prints on soft knits and creamy cashmere paneled coats. The silk dresses, the pinnacle of femininity, were in stark contrast with the stiff, back pleated skirts, so masculine in their nature. The eveningwear of chiffon blouses alongside the stiff pleat detailing epitomised the collection: a collaboration of hard and soft; black and white.

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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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