May 29, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
Paris: For some, the Viktor and Rolf S/S 11 show likely read as a glamorous take on leisure wear; others might have seen the clothes as relaxed summer looks for the office. Like many shows this season, Viktor and Rolf mixed casual with dressy. The collection featured suiting separates, clean-cut sweats, and crisp jeans. Suit jackets looked casual and robe-like, held closed with tied self-belts, and most pants were cropped to expose the ankle. A Henley sweatshirt was worn unbuttoned to reveal a shirt and tie underneath, and a sandy double-breasted suit was worn with thong sandals. Silhouettes felt old Hollywood mixed with a bit of jet set, but a clean neutral-hued color palette kept it all looking fresh. Patent leather oxfords and penny loafers with espadrille soles captured the show’s chic nonchalant feel. Defined waists, deep v-necklines, and shorts that hit at mid-thigh looked subtly androgynous, and gave the clothes the offbeat avant-garde quality that one expects from Viktor and Rolf.
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