A Lesson in French Dressing
By Christa Kaufmann

Paris: A mélange of masculine tailoring, nostalgic textiles and a touch of eccentricity encompassed Victor and Rolf’s vision of French dressing. The duo updated traditional …

Feb 04, 2015
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Paris: A mélange of masculine tailoring, nostalgic textiles and a touch of eccentricity encompassed Victor and Rolf’s vision of French dressing. The duo updated traditional houndstooth in technical nylon satin, lending silhouettes stiff and daring proportions. Lashings of asymmetric ruffles created flirtatious and fresh femininity, whilst volants were folded graphically, developing modern and unexpected shapes. Floral and lace prints and fabrics poked fun at female stereotypes receiving an injection of the duos satirical touch; houndstooth prints were morphed and deformed, whilst lady-like lace met sporty neoprene in a fitted coat dress. Floral appliques were administered in acid yellow, adorning roll neck skater dresses and black tops.  Masculine tailoring counterbalanced the feminine mood; covetable roomy cropped trousers in houndstooth and jet black created boyish proportions and gave a smart and contemporary juxtaposition to the whole collection. – Anna Ross

Theme: Fresh Femininity

Key Items: Turtle neck sweaters / Oversized Cropped trousers / Mini length dresses and skirts / Belted peplum jacket

Colour: Black / Navy / Ash / Aubergine / Lemongrass /  Tulip Red

Materials and Trims: Nylon Satin / Neoprene / Silk / Wool / Leather

Print and Pattern: Houndstooth / Floral Applique

Accessories and Footwear: Coated block heels / Houndstooth brogues / Tweed shooting boots

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