Models walked the runway wearing broken frames and twisted canvas like jilted lovers whose aggression found retribution in the cruelest of ways.
This isn’t some avant-garde Chelsea gathering, but the latest fashion show put on by the courageous fashion duo Viktor&Rolf.
As the models finished their turn on the catwalk Viktor&Rolf stood quiet in the background helping a chosen few out of the exaggerated outfits, rearranging the cracked textile frames and fabrics inspired by 17th-century Dutch Golden Age artwork, and hanging them on the back wall.
Moving works of art are steady features in the duo’s repertoire – their early 2015 Haute Couture line, Van Gogh Girl was richly influenced by Van Gogh‘s style and vivid depictions of rural countrysides. During that runway show each flower printed A-line babydoll dress increased in color, topped off with ever growing sculptural straw hats.
“Art comes to life in a gallery of surreal proportions,” read the designers’ show notes. “A dress transforms into an artwork, back into a dress and into an artwork again. Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy.”
via My Modern Met