Style.com sets the stage:
"Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren play it safe? Not a chance. While other designers have been plumbing the depths of their brand DNA and sometimes coming up empty, the Dutch duo were hacking away at their dresses with a chain saw. Literally. "With the credit crunch and everybody cutting back, we decided to cut tulle ball gowns," Snoeren said.
The gowns he was talking about came at the end of the show. The skirt of a crystal bustier dress was a solid mass of net ruffles, except for the place where a hole had been tunneled front to back and where the edges were chopped away. Another frock was sliced in half with a good six inches between the top and a bottom that seemed to defy gravity. Truly fabulous both in conception and execution, if not all that likely to find a raison d'être outside the pages of glossy fashion magazines..."
In fashion, as in life, someone's got to provide the crazy shit on the margins just to keep everyone on their toes. Enter Viktor & Rolf. We love this collection for what it is: a celebration of fashion and its ability to transform the wearer. Don't ask who would wear this. Instead, enjoy the amazing shapes and ideas. It's fun; it's creative as hell; and it's even a little thought-provoking. We can't wait to see a talented photographer get a hold of these for an editorial.
Watch the show:
[Photos: WireImage/Style.com - Videos: YouTube/ErichBen]
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