Imaginably striking and beautiful, a field of blooming flowers is instantly portrayed in Viktor & Rolf’s Spring/Summer collection as their initial influence arose from the work of Vincent Van Gough. Bold floral patterns in a seemingly dull, rather old-fashioned colour pallet were modernised through – as no other can expect from a Viktor and Rolf collection – dramatic, intense and purely wonderful 3D pieces.
Masses of ruffles create voluminous skirts and sleeves giving the garments such a powerful perception as they fiercely amplify the floral print. Enthusiastic colours fill the odd shape, the random blocks of monotoned complexions highlighting the individual motif of the pattern, spritely making the otherwise monochrome scheme more interesting.
Intricately detailed flowers formed from wire and and wax lift from garments, creating adventurous flower scenes. The cami style dresses refrains the magnificent structures from appearing too overbearing, building a dainty style for the structures to work from. Strips of monochrome applique finished with a black bow gives the collection a subtle trademark detail – one which might be recognised as vintage, harmonising with the matured theme of Van Gough.
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