Despite their 13 year absence from the couture runway, Viktor and Rolf once again managed to captivate the audiences with their minimalistic yet intricate designs. The fascinatingly austere collection was composed of 20 different looks, each used to commemorate the designers 20 years in the fashion industry. Each look was detailed with simple black strappy sandals, and the models were classically done up with slightly messy buns and light, airy makeup. It was evident by the simplicity of the accessorizing that the focus was to be placed on the garments, which were nevertheless captivating. All 20 garments were intricately tailored, the soft fabric neatly structured in combination with fluid, flowing pieces. The designs were nothing short of Viktor & Rolfs usually perfect creations, and most definitely met up to my high expectations. Their work never ceases to amaze, and although being quite simple in comparison to some of their previous shows, this fall 2013 collection is an indicator that the dynamic duo remain a force to be reckoned with in the world of couture.
Top 2 Looks
Selecting only two of the collections looks for my Top 2 proved to be much harder a feat than I'd imagined. However, there was something absolutely eye-catching about the fourth and ninth looks.
This fourth look, a collared high-low dress, definitely caught my attention with its cape-like feel and its wearability. I can definitely see this shape and design hitting the streets of Milan or Paris in the near future.
The ninth look from the collection is a floor length dress with a jewel neckline and a zipper embellished slit at the front. The natural, illusory draping of the dress is what initially attracted me to this piece. I can see this couture gown being worn by some of the best dressed celebrities on the red carpet this upcoming season.
(Images from www.style.com in an article written by Nicole Phelps)