Lilac satin coat dresses adorned with fluid bows, flowing white and metallic skirts and belts comprised of shards of mosaic mirror were the stuff of fairytales as Viktor & Rolf delivered a collection both romantic and bold. Graphic monochrome a la Cruella DeVille, split maxi-dresses into contrasting halves and splayed long flowing skirts into wide pleats, while soft, nude tones – some decorated with a rose and others edged with mosaic-mirrored reflective bows – lent a dreamy juxtaposition. Courtesy of two knights in shining armour – design duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren – the models, sporting long, rippling locks, descended from the mirrored staircase onto a chessboard-style catwalk showcasing a collection that was all about conveying clean glamour. The mirrors, offering a metaphorical and literal aesthetic, imbued the capsule with fragments that pointed the way to reveal both sides of a woman’s personality; at times hopelessly romantic and at others, sharp as a whip. Emphasis on shoulders came by way of more bow detailing, while blouses and maxi-skirts were garnished with swathes of tulle which added a mythical, Grecian feel. Draped skirts, which hinted at the flesh beneath were paired with puffs of white which transformed sweaters and blouson tops into romantic clouds. It was fantastical, wonderful and utterly beautiful from the pair, who added their signature touch of hip cool with facial graphics plastered across the legs of trousers and the fronts of collared satin shirts.
Catwalk images: copyright vogue.co.uk