Paris Haute Couture AW15: Viktor & Rolf
Fashion is art!
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren staged what can best be termed as – a fashion performance – rather than a presentation, at the Palais de Tokyo, exhibiting the Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 15 collection that did its best to demolish the distinction between fashion and art.
The show opened with dresses and skirts formed from stiff fabric that resembled wearable canvas, with broken fragments of a wooden frame protruding at carefully placed angles around the neck and hem, as if the model had burst through an as-yet-untouched canvas.
As the procession continued, the canvases became more intricately and elaborately fashioned, with careful attention paid to lengths and folds, and they become progressively more decorated, as if an artists was behind the scenes, painting portraiture and modern art to the canvas in real time.
"We are fashion artists. But what does this mean, we asked ourselves. What do we want to do?" Snoeren reflected, sharing the thought process behind the collection. Take a look at the artistic lineup in full via our gallery here...