Walking sculptures graced the runway of Viktor & Rolf this season. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren never have, and probably never will, play any where near the safe zone when it comes to fashion. However, this was an eye opener even for their die-hard fans.
For this season, the duo created a fashion show of tulle sculptures that seem to adorn the bodies of painted dolls. The first few outfits were interesting enough for me, but what really caught me off guard were the hacked tulle evening gowns. It is totally bizarre to look at such beautiful dresses with holes cut out of them like Swiss cheese. Or to watch pieces coming down the runway that seem made to defy gravity itself!
All in all, it was a very innovative and actually quite refreshingly humorous show. With the fallen economy and Fashion Week, everyone was talking of cutting budgets, but the designers state: “With the credit crunch and everybody cutting back, we decided to cut tulle ball gowns.”
On stage during the show was Róisín Murphy!