I used to always follow the Viktor & Rolf duo because they consistently deliver a good show. But when school and life get in the way, something has to go into the back burner. Luckily, I reached past the flames of ignorance just in time to witness Viktor & Rolf's outstanding S/S'13 collection. Right off the bat, the show started with floor-length gowns. Accordion pleats were the first focus of the show, done in lamé as mesmerizing as molten silver.
Progressing, the pleats liquified into smooth draping, resulting in those oh-so-gorgeous pantsuits I first raved over. The colour palette softened to a pure white, with shaved tulle similar to that of Spring/Summer 2010 RTW adding texture.
Finally, as the show came to an end, the final hurrah was done in a palette of black with silver and bronze metallic. The excess sheen reminded me of the '80s TV show Dynasty, but with a much more sophisticated demeanor.
I've said before that Viktor & Rolf always gives a good show, and although they hardly disappointed this season, they went about giving a good show in a different way. Instead of the exaggerated fashion verging on the unwearable (or as critics would say, completely unwearable), this was likely the most ready-to-wear collection I have ever seen the duo put together. Although not shown in the photos here, luxurious goddess draping, over-the-top tulle and reflective plexiglass rose appliqués were contrasted against regular items such as varsity jackets, leather motorcycle vests, and tuxedo blazers. Yet as normal as this collection almost is, the mishmash makes it odd enough to be runway perfection. You can be sure these gowns aren't the only things that are shining; Viktor & Rolf seem to have an even brighter future ahead of them.
Watch the full show here.
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