This season,Viktor&Rolf utilise vintage
cocktail- and eveningwear from various decades as their base material. Existing dresses –
oftentimes damaged, with visible signs of wear, are taken apart. Their fragments are
pieced back together as surreal collages, restoring their components into new ensembles
with unexpected shapes.
Acknowledging the beauty of imperfection is a positive reinforcement, which ultimately renders the original into something more beautiful and more valuable, essentially transforming the imperfect into a thing of beauty.
The focus is placed on finding value in missing pieces, cracks and chips – bringing to light the scars that come from life experiences.
Viktor&Rolf - Haute Couture - Paris
Imaginative Upcycling of Existing Elements
Repairs are accentuated with gold according to Kintsugi, a
principle of Japanese pottery in which beauty arises from imperfection.
The silhouette, characterized by asymmetrical shapes, is light and airy, featuring garments that are both moulded onto the body and voluminous.
BY MARIJKE AERDEN
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