Discover Viktor&Rolf‘s Spring Summer 2020 Haute Couture Patchworks collection, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books and Holly Hobbie’s eponymous illustration character, presented during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week.
“Having nearly exhausted their stock on their previous upcycling couture shows, Viktor&Rolf turned to their archive of fabric samples: tiny pieces of fabric, sent to the House throughout the years for consideration during the development process of their collections. From this archive, Viktor&Rolf selected some of the most luxurious fabric samples that, patched together, make up this collection.
Historically, the technique of patchwork originated from frugal necessity: old clothes were cut up in patches and sewn back together in decorative patterns, in order to be used again. By reusing their high-end couture fabric samples in this way, Viktor&Rolf create a surreal paradox that underlines the beauty of imperfection. This collection highlights the creative principle of conscious design. Doing more with less; constraints providing a steppingstone for meaningful creation. Previous Haute Couture collections (such as Vagabonds, Action Dolls and Spiritual Glamour) made use of Viktor&Rolf’s archive of stock fabrics, oftentimes dating back 20 to 25 years.“
Courtesy of ©Viktor&Rolf / Karla Otto Paris