HAUTE COUTURE / SS'18

Working with just one fabric might seem opposite to Haute Couture’s spirit of limitless abundance but it actually triggers creativity.

Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018 is a surreal exploration of the archetypal intimate Haute Couture defilé. The show venue ‘La Gaite Lyrique’ is transformed into a mysterious bal masqué and the collection has a quintessentially Viktor&Rolf twist: everything is rendered in one iconic couture material: satin duchesse.

Working with just one fabric might seem opposite to Haute Couture’s spirit of limitless abundance but it actually triggers creativity. After several seasons of exploring recycling, this collection puts forward another vision of conscious design: to make more of less. Limitations stimulate creativity.

The Japanese technical satin duchesse has been reworked to create a vibrant eveningwear collection. Bold graphic artworks of stripes and checks, crafted out of meticulous patchwork and weaving, are juxtaposed with organic elements such as flowers and ruffles. All garments are cut on the bias.

The lush colour palette of bold contrasts highlights the healing power of colours. The collection is accessorised with custom-made Viktor&Rolf Haute Joaillerie.

All fabric by Suncorona Oda. All shoes are by Repetto.

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