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Viktor and Rolf

LIFE OF LEISURE
Paris: Viktor and Rolf heartily departed from the rockabilly, punk, and gypset themes embraced by their peers for S/S 12, instead opting for a relaxed, 70s-influenced collection featuring a muted color palette and a number of intellectualized leisure suit favorites. The designers did show some pops of color with a Klein Blue tuxedo jacket, replete with velvet bowtie and light blue vest and trousers. Flared trousers in mustard or blue carried an authentic vintage cut, high waist included, though these were made of tropical-weight wool rather than the era’s plastic-y polyester. Patchwork denim jackets and flares provided the collection a touch of funky, bad boy cool, while a reoccurring dolphin motif added an extra dash of humor and fun. —Andrew Luecke

Color: International Klein Blue / Maya blue / Champagne / White / Mustard / Bone / Firebrick / Grey

Key Items: Double breasted blazers / Flared trousers / Peak lapel button-front shirts

Materials: Velvet / Denim / Lace / Tropical wool

Print + Pattern: Dolphin motif

Details + Trim: Peak lapels / Patchwork / Tab-closures / Recessed blazer lapels

Accessories + Footwear: Velvet bow-ties / Workboots, some with white cap-toes / Cream loafers / Snakeskin lace ups / Suede or leather slide sandals / White athletic socks

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