Haute Couture meets underground party. Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren presented Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture SS21 Collection during Paris Digital Couture Fashion Week. In absence of physical runways, the designers proposed a ‘Couture Rave‘. An imaginary show inspired by parties that were and parties to come, the collection puts traditionally ‘beautiful‘ couture references into a raw, young context.
Viktor & Rolf continue to build on their upcycling Haute Couture collections of the last years. Archival materials are used, ranging from minuscule patches of vintage laces and jacquards to fragments of vintage dresses (some taken from their own previous collections) as well as sweatshirts. The outfits in this collection show incongruous combinations. As if the separate elements that constitute them were picked up from a pile haphazardly and put together in haste by a flock of party people who can’t wait to go clubbing, knowing quite well they cannot, as of yet. – from Viktor & Rolf