Amsterdam based Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren are the masterminds behind the fashion house and perfume Viktor & Rolf.
I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne and visited the National Gallery of Victoria’s Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists exhibition which runs until 26 February, 2017. For me it was a fascinating and thought provoking display of their imaginative and innovative creations from their fashion shows.
Look at the amazing photos I took to share with you.
Russian Doll Collection featuring lace applique and Swarovski crystals
Wearable Art from the Autumn/Winter collection 2015-16
From the Spring Collection 2005
I was totally absorbed in the exhibition – it was brilliant! Subconsciously, I thought about what Viktor & Rolf are really trying to tell us. Three ideas came to mind:
1). The way we present to the world is more often than not a reflection of how we think and feel about ourselves, and what we value. Viktor & Rolf’s garments are definitely forms of self-expression and they often reflect how they were feeling about the world during each creative journey.
2). Viktor & Rolf designs question the idea of perfection. Why are we so hard on ourselves and very often so self-critical? There is plenty of room to creatively express who you truly are through the clothes and accessories you wear.
3). Viktor & Rolf’s designs are courageous, pushing boundaries. Most of us aren’t quite so avant-garde, but perhaps we could experiment a little and push our own personal boundaries to allow our unique and individual signature styles to shine.
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“Fashion is a lot more than a jacket on a hanger in a store. I think there’s a lot more to it. It’s a broader phenomenon than just buying clothes.” Viktor & Rolf