“We chose to celebrate our 20th anniversary by looking forward and creating something new—a Haute Couture show as tribute to our collective brand’s history. For us, Haute Couture is like a laboratory for experimentation and pure creation, and a place to where we always wanted to return. Having been in a meditative, reflective mood—we visualized this by creating 20 conceptual outfits that—when combined on stage—create one new piece: a tableau vivant of a Zen Garden. We felt this was a beautiful symbol of mindfulness, serenity and gratitude.” -Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren
Viktor & Rolf have been away from Haute Couture for 13 years, and perhaps it was a case of not knowing what we'd got 'til it was gone, but we feel we've taken the duo's presence in this arena for granted. We promise, after seeing this extremely technical collection, executed entirely from black silk, that we'll never do it again. Welcome back to Couture, V&R, we hope you stay a while this time.
images courtesy viktor & rolf