February 2, 2016,
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Peter Stigter
Paris, France – Technology, creativity and originality are the driving forces behind the new haute couture collection signed the Dutch design duo of Viktor & Rolf. Their new work comes off as a veritable collection of wearable art.
It would be too obvious to state that the designers have a habit of going against the grain of mainstream fashion. Haute couture therefore becomes the privileged place for their work. Here there are no gowns or jumpsuits. There are no empire busts, spaghetti straps, A-Line cuts or cinched waistlines. There are no laces, embroideries or draping either. Rather we have a work whose character is defined by originality of thought. This is then translated into tangible, wearing pieces of art through the use of technology.
Each look features a face or other elements of a face such as eyes, noses, lips, chins, etc. They have been created through 3-D printing process. All is done in the purest of whites. Only the black flower emblem appears on the dresses.
The result is a work that is wearable. This is Viktor & Rolf for Spring/Summer 2016.