Viktor and Rolf Spring Couture

This year’s Viktor and Rolf Spring Couture show has to have been one of the most breathtakingly beautiful couture shows I’ve seen in a long time.  The show took on a ballet theme and gave the viewers an amazing show.  Most of the pieces in the collection were made of latex, the designers wanted to make it look softer and almost resemble skin. With tattoo style prints and fleshy tones, the collection was beautiful if not a little surreal. From draped dresses and leotards to little wrap dresses and skater skirts, this collection was both artistic and feminine. Here are some of my favourite looks from the show:

This look has a very typical ballet style which I think is why I like it so much. I think the simplicity of the outfit adds to the beauty, especially after understanding the concept of the collection. I think that the curves created in the latex are absolutely stunning and create a silhouette completely different to a lot of things out there. Also the tattoo style neck tie adds a lot of fun to the outfit and makes it a little more different and exciting.

I absolutely love the print on this dress; I think the designers were very clever in their use of very typical and predictable tattoo designs such as bows and birds. The main focus of this dress is the print as the rest of the outfit is very fitted and plain. Except of course the absolutely stunning draping on the hem, the dress really looks as if it flows well and I would never believe that it was made of latex from this image.

This wrap dress is my favourite look from the show, I think it is flawless. The colour was the first thing I was drawn to, it is such a feminine colour but still looks neutral. The dress has the most amazing structure, it is fitted so well and I can it to be flattering on all body types. I love the plunging neckline, the hanging tie and the small hint of tattoo print on the shoulder. I think that this is amazing and would gladly have it in my wardrobe, please make a high street version!

I liked this dress because it feels like a modern update on a classic Grecian style. The bralet underneath the fabric adds hints of sexiness and combined with the tattoo makes the dress a lot more exciting and eye-catching. I also felt amazed at how the designers managed to make such a heavy fabric as latex look as lightweight as chiffon. This dress has a lot of movement and is draped absolutely beautifully; it looks like it could be fit for a Greek Goddess.

Finally I thought I had to mention the finale dress. This dress is absolutely fabulous, the draping alone the side slit is beautiful and adds an amazing shape to what would otherwise be quite a plain dress. The shape added is very typically ballerina however the designers have used the tattoo theme to really add a twist to this. In this outfit the model looks as though she has a tattoo sleeve and the bow is also coloured as if to look like one. This not only plays on the idea of skin but gives a whole new edge to ballerina style, punk ballerinas may be the next big thing.

At the end of the show the designers unveiled their new perfume Bonbon. The ad campaign is based on the idea that perfume is like a tattoo, you can’t be naked when wearing perfume. This unveiling really made the concept of the show fall into place and made the dresses seem even more amazing. I’m sure if the perfume is half as beautiful as the collection it will be one for our wish lists!


Nikki Brown