PFW – Viktor & Rolf A/W 2013 collection
Trends come and go in fashion; there are few styles that can be branded as “timeless” or “classic”. Black and white is undoubtedly a firm leader on both the catwalk and the streets, be it solids or monochromes. Viktor and Rolf’s A/W 2013 collection presented a sufficient line of bold ensembles in black and whites.
We saw a generous mix between the flirt and the rebel, the girl and the tomboy making the collection relatable to a wider audience of females. Voluminous bows were present masked across models busts, or sitting elegantly on one shoulder. Ultra short, ruffled hemlines on mini dresses and adorable leather skirts again adorned with girlish bows and paired with preppy printed sweaters.
On the other extreme, heavy blacks were featured from floor-length dresses to suit-inspired, double-breasted mini dresses. Striking jacket and trouser combinations that had been torn and replaced with delicate laces and other fabrics were a stand-out, a little bit of punk edge.
The design of the catwalk was all themed to match the line with black and white fake bricked lane, and a floral backdrop produced by Bureau Betak. Hair was kept casual and styled by Luigi Murenu with models sporting middle parts with lengths braided around the head.
The line by no means were the duos best work, but presented a worthy collection with some of the garments still sure to be snapped up by buyers.