Friday, 18 September 2015

VIKTOR AND ROLF



My first reaction to this unusual creations-WOW!!!. It is fabric birthed into a three dimensional roar. The emergence of flowers and branches...
Being and African has many advantages especially in this case as it allows the mind to surf around  various interpretations owing to the vast tribal nature of the typical African man. While this might be viewed as a pile of hay meshed and glued as an unrealistic hat, I see a tribal tie with the past and present, an incorporation of the man of nature and the modernized man, more characterized by his insatiable love for technology . Viktor and Rolf play around colours in their natural hues and elements. The three dimensional flowers on the green and red swing dresses propel realism of nature and the mental taste of the rich tropical forest.

 

The head piece while at first has a frightful distractions is a an essential element for the depiction of what I feel is the true Natural Man( reminds me of the typical Igbo man who suits up to draw his local drink at the top of a palm tree...lol). These Dutch designer have have thus crafted a spectacular approach to the interpretation of fashion beyond the cliché of fabrics. They indeed are designers who task creativity as did Alexander McQueen. Wearable Nature? Qui. This Spring 2015 collection is one of their mind daring design that challenges fashion comfort .
 

Viktor&Rolf is the avant-garde luxury fashion house founded in 1993 by Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren after their graduation from the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design. Widely recognized and respected for its provocative haute couture and conceptual glamour, the house of Viktor&Rolf aspires to create spectacular beauty and unexpected elegance through an unconventional approach to fashion. 

Staging signature collections for over twenty years during Paris Fashion Week – ever since the first haute couture collection in Spring/Summer 1998 – Viktor&Rolf’s creations evoke a provocative spirit infused with surreal contrasts. Viktor&Rolf's luxury products include an addictive catalogue of fragrances featuring worldwide bestsellers: Flowerbomb, Spicebomb and Bonbon, which are an integral part of Viktor&Rolf’s fashion universe. Eye-catching garments, accessories, and eye wear complete the brand’s offering and are made possible by exclusive partnerships with leading companies such as L’Oreal, Murai, Paget and Swarovski.
 

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."Cecil Beaton

 

 

'Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.' Edwin Hubbel
 

'Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind … a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.'Oleg Cassini
 

 

Its awesome fashion art...have a tribal weekend...xxxooo


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