Viktor&Rolf Resort 2013
June 25, 2013
Viktor&Rolf’s Resort 2014 collection presents the existing house codes of provocative, unexpected glamour in a mood of rebellious schoolgirl sophistication.
The silhouettes of the collection have an emphasis on luxury suiting and evening coating while structured shifts and long dresses bridge the range subtly from day to eveningwear adding feminine elegance. There is an emphasis on mixed tailoring as notably seen in shrunken blazers, daywear coating and deconstructed, inside-out tailoring featuring patterns of polka-dot, tie-stripe and cross-hatch. Complementing the schoolgirl mood is a range of structured cotton, white shirts and knee-length city shorts.
As an iconic piece of the house, the white shirt is refreshed this season in both classic and unconventional silhouettes: the white daywear blouse, the elongated drama shirt, the shift and as a part of a capsule of modern-day bridal wear. As part of the textured white range of the collection, sculptural white shirts and trapeze shifts are offered with various treatments: leather plastrons, pierced leather and laser eyelet.
The final sequence of the collection adds pop to the neutral color palette with a range of blues: pearl, dusty, navy and electric. Bonded crêpe de chine and shrunken suiting in blue tones return to the clean schoolgirl tailoring concept. Electric blue detailing is seen in the knitwear range with the intarsia zip pattern and adds a slight tongue-in-cheek twist to the collection. More delicate dresses are offered here: shifts with transparent stripes and inset lace paneling and shirt-tail hem dresses with elongated trains.
Heeled, color-blocked loafers are a variation on a schoolgirl loafer and newly developed brogues compliment the schoolgirl mood of the collection. The house also introduces new declinations of the signature 'Bombette’ handbag range offering various shapes in new colors such as electric blue while continuing to utilize the gold, geometric hardware.