The new autumn and winter Haute Couture show, by Viktor & Rolf started off with an unusual applause.
It seemed like the the best looking clothes have already been shown, but the audience hasn’t seen it, which created a very strange atmosphere.
After this, music students form Amsterdam performed a rythmic “Clapping Music”, composed by Steve Reich.
After this music show the applause died down, because people were stuck to their telephones. And for applauding you need your both hands isn't it?
The Red Carpet
Models walk back and forth on the red carpet, dressed in red carpet from top to bottom. Viktor & Rolf ask their audience if Haute Couture only still exists for the glaumour of the red carpet. The red carpet Viktor & Rolf use on their models is supplied by the Dutch Desso. This carpet is fabricated without rubber on the back, to make it easier to use the carpet.
Bows and Prints
Red as blood is the colour and tiger, zebra and giraffeprints are cut into the fabric by hand. The bows which the designers are known for are also found in the outfits shown. It’s hard to imagine how these bows are implemented in the heavy fabrics. You can say this is a labour-heavy collection of craftsmanship, even looking like a performance art sometimes.
The models wear a natural looking make-up and it looks like they didn’t blow-dry their hair.
Viktor & Rolf come up with styles that are exclusive to them and not to be seen at any other fashion designer.
The Dutch artcollector, Han Nefkens, already bought an outfit in a preview before the show. It will be added in the collection of Booijmans Van Beuningen. This look will be shown in the exposition “The Future of Fashion is Now”, this autumn. This exposition runs from the 11th of October 2014 until the 18th of January 2015, in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum.