Thursday, 28 January 2010

Cutting Edge Couture

In this months Dazed and Confused issue, the designers celebrated are none other than the amazing and very talented Viktor and Rolf. Their key pieces from their S/S10collection are shown in a shoot styled by Katie Shillingford, photographed by Josh Olins.

After reading the article I needed to see for myself the catwalk show that showcased these exquisite pieces of fashion/art. (If you haven't seen the show click on the link next door ---->Viktor and Rolf's S/S10 fashion show)

The dresses are literally breathtaking, the colour palette is so beautiful and feminine yet the pieces themselves can to some, feel quite masculine because of their sheer size. I love though how V&R have transformed such a delicate, softening fabric and changed its function by creating these very geometric, graphic fashion pieces or as I see them art pieces, because honestly, which everyday, average Alice is gonna wear these to a dinner party :s but this is the whole point of their catwalk show, an escapism, and the way the duo came up with the name of the show,

"We felt the need to attack a sweetness, and intuitively we made sketches of the voluminous shapes of a traditional ballgown...We wanted to destroy that perfection, so to speak-that's really what we wanted to achieve. We were thinking about the words 'cutting' because of the credit crunch- you hear so much about cutting budgets, so the word stuck in our minds' V&R

The dresses are gorgeous, the designers are extra creative and the show was very inspirational, what more can we ask for whilst we are surrounded daily by misery and everyday normality....thank you V&R for the beautiful collection.

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