Viktor & Rolf
By Joanna Manganaro

WILD ROMANCE New York:­­ Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren mixed feminine details with animal-inspired elements for a collection they called “Wild Romance.” The designers …

Jan 17, 2013
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Viktor & Rolf Pre-Fall 2013
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Viktor & Rolf Pre-Fall 2013

WILD ROMANCE
New York:­­ Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren mixed feminine details with animal-inspired elements for a collection they called “Wild Romance.” The designers have been known to play with exaggeration, and they did so here, adding large pleated flounces to tops and dresses and placing self-fabric bows at collars and hips. The animal influences were expressed through prints and materials. An innovative snakeskin jacquard appeared for a standout pair of tailored trousers, and shaggy furs were used for coats. The sole print in the collection was an oversized croc motif. Tuxedos are something of a signature for Horsting and Snoeren. They are often seen wearing them themselves, and they are included in nearly every one of their collections. This season’s versions featured offbeat details, such as flounces, cutouts, and attached cummerbunds. Comparatively restrained, while still maintaining their signature sense of humor, this was one of the best collections the design duo has created in quite some time. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Constructed hourglass / Inverted triangle / Soft volume / A-line / Long and lean

Color: Black / White / Dusty rose / Lipstick red / Heather grey / Chocolate brown

Key Items: Leather peplum jacket / Bow blouse / Tuxedos / Snakeskin jacquard trousers / Croc print dresses

Materials: Bonded leather / Crisp cotton shirtings / Snakeskin patterned jacquard / Matte suitings / Bouyant silks / Two-tone yarns / Shaggy fur / Lace

Print + Pattern: Oversized croc motifs

Details + Trim: Peplums / Exaggerated flounces / Bows / Attached cummerbunds / Gathering

Accessories + Footwear: Jeweled silver bracelets / Croc belts / Bow belts / Wide belts with hardware / Envelope clutches / Disco ball minaudieres / Knee-high boots / Platform pumps

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