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Victor & Rolf: darkly feminine, sleepy, romantic

Victor & Rolf: darkly feminine, sleepy, romantic

Victorian midnight was the theme in a romantic fall-winter ready-to-wear collection from Viktor & Rolf, strong on evening wear, high-collared furs and even the odd "bed wear" piece.
A moon shone from the backdrop of human figurines _ the doll is a recurrent motif in the Dutch designers' repertoire _ adding to the clothes' darkly feminine and sleepy mood.
"We're always trying to look for the unexpected," said Rolf Snoeren backstage, with Viktor Horsting citing the show's "subtle juxtapositions."
Surprises were certainly on display with fluid, metal-sheen silhouettes based on pajamas. But in sumptuous printed satin-silk, it would be a waste to just wear them to hit the sack.
An in-vogue Edwardian edge defined many evening wear looks with overgrown-sleeved slip dresses, and feather-light tulle gowns paired up with glass embroidery and silk fringing.
High-collared form-fitting furs provided the sensuality, with a look that invited you to see what's underneath.
It was a strong show, the design duo upping their game after their Mattel-infused baby-doll offering last spring got a lukewarm reception.


Updated : 2021-02-28 00:39 GMT+08:00