… we are not very convinced if this would be so practical for every day but definately became fascinated about the haute couture collection for autumn/winter 2015 by viktor & rolf…
the dutch fashion designers duo transformed broken picture frames filled with fabric into haute-couture gowns during their latest catwalk show, by taking them off a wall and draping them over models.
one by one, “paintings” hung on a partition at the back of the stage were unhooked by the duo. they reconfigured the sections of gilded frames and materials onto the models, lifting the pieces over their shoulders or up their legs in front of the audience. the frames formed exaggerated silhouettes over simple paint-splattered denim dresses with rolled-up sleeves, designed to look like artists’ shirts.
at the beginning of the show the garments were blank canvases, made from white fabric shaped with wooden batons around hems and collars. skirts, dresses and capes were all created from the heavy material, held up with gold-coloured waistbands or resting over the shoulders.
throughout the presentation, the fabric of each outfit became more heavily patterned – decorated with images based on dutch golden age paintings of the 17th century: swans, portraits, nudes and still lifes – created in the style of artists such as johannes vermeer and frans hals – could be spotted as motifs.
enjoy the show in pictures!!!
as seen on dezeen.com