Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 is a collection of memories, an immaculate renewal of the vows which represent Viktor & Rolf’s longstanding union to fashion. The approach, a typical Viktor&Rolf antithesis speaks to the designer’s personal fascination with time: consciously cherishing the past, yet always looking forward and pushing the boundaries of transformation.
Highlights from the past 25 years are refreshed into a total white collection of 25 looks reimagined with Swarovski crystals – ultimately forming an intimate reflection inspired by the creation of the Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists 25 Years exhibition currently at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. A curated selection of iconic pieces from the past 25 years – abiding by the house’s signature design codes – present a timeless and cohesive story celebrating Viktor & Rolf’s conceptual body of work.
In honour of 25 years of Viktor&Rolf, various moments throughout the year have marked the silver anniversary: Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists 25 Years exhibition curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, presents Viktor & Rolf’s notion of wearable art.
About The Immaculate Collection, curator of the exhibition, Thierry-Maxime Loriot states: “The singular and enchanted vision found in Viktor&Rolf’s work offers a unique dialogue between art and fashion for the past 25 years. Their art of performing fashion, their strong identity and silhouettes, and the timelessness of their creations never followed trends or rules of the industry: it shows how they pushed the boundaries with sincerity and authenticity to their creativity, savoir-faire and craftsmanship. This collection, inspired by the exhibition ‘Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists’ that we worked on together, is not a nostalgic look back to their past, but a celebration of their future, a new beginning that shows how the strength of their style and their codes over the years are still relevant and belong to the History of fashion.”