We are already getting used to fashion catwalks turning into stages where all sorts of theatrical performances are set and played. This phenomenon, frequently seen during this year’s New York Fashion Week, was visibly absent from the catwalks of the French capital, but we knew we could always trust Amsterdam-based fashion house Viktor & Rolf to fill the gap. For their Viktor & Rolf spring/summer 2015 collection Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren had designed playful and light pieces, unleashing the already trendy floral vibes in an artistic manner, making this collection an ultimate source of inspiration for cute and unique summer looks.
The Viktor & Rolf spring/summer 2015 collection contrasted bright colors with darker color shades, by combining pieces with printed colorful florals with pieces in black or dark blue. Pale blue dresses and tops adorned with light pink and yellow florals were worn over tight knee-length sporty shorts in black, sleeveless ruffled blouses were paired with hip-hugging black pants, dark blue sleeveless collared dresses were worn over sporty black pants patched with stripes of florals on the sides, dark blue dressy blouses and floral-decorated shorts and so on.
Horsting and Snoeren also introduced an interesting array of free flowing tent dresses in dark blue, as well as in different color floral prints. The black and white were not missing from the collection either. On one hand we had all-white looks consisting of simple high waisted skinny pants with ruffled and elasticated blouses, A-line dresses with very interesting straps/necklines and asymmetrical dresses with tops resembling classic button-down collared shirts. On the other hand, we had pieces comprising both black and white. We saw knee-length figure-hugging black pants with loose, ruffled asymmetrical tops, asymmetrical box pleated round-neckline dresses in white worn over black shorts, simple shift and tent dresses in black with white ruffles around the hems, a classical combination of short pleated skirts in black and white tops (how cool were the sleeves (or rather, their absence) the designer had created for these white tops?) and so on.
One piece that was particularly memorable for us, was an asymmetrical, collared sleeveless dress in the lightest shade of pink worn over knee-length shorts in the same hue and adorned with subtle floral patterns. The designer had also made use of organza fabric to create ruffly and layered asymmetrical tops on pale pink and yellow, which had been paired with blue and black skinny pants.
For shoes, the Viktor & Rolf spring/summer 2015 collection offered black open toe boots, which were a perfect fit for dark colored pieces. From decorative details complementing the outfits in the collection, we should mention subtle metallic bracelets that instead of being worn around the wrists, adorned the upper arms of the models.
The Viktor & Rolf spring/summer 2015 collection was a matchless mix of casual sporty and elegant styles. Those who like the combinations of these two seemingly unmatchable styles, will find a lot to admire in the new collection offered by Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK