Viktor & Rolf 2018 spring collection is a combination of innovation and romance, simplicity and twists. The keyword is: refined simplicity. Simple shapes of clothes, refined solutions found to embellish the clothes without the classic applications and the usual lace.
This couture inspired gown from Japanese double-faced satin creates a dramatic statement through the clash of a clean, voluminous skirt and the delicacy of a fitted bodice with cup detailing that is framed with handcrafted flowers. The dress is paired with a striking detachable train and an elaborate detachable underskirt.
The skirt, blooming from a lower tier of sunray plissé tulle features a trompe l’oeil effect of volants which is delicately crafted by utilising contemporary tulle techniques. A detachable belt featuring a graphic bow and fastened with a golden buckle creates a divide between the matte duchesse strapless bodice and the tiered skirt. The signature semi-visible golden Viktor&Rolf zipper runs through the sculptural bodice and disappears into the top volant of the skirt.
The elegant straps crossing the front of the gown create a deep V-shaped neckline with a clear and crisp outlook whilst intricate bow detailing is translated across the open back. The dry crepe lends this gown a flattering softer flow through the graceful train that originates from two pleats at the waist.
A refined strapless bodice gives way to an elaborate pleated tulle artwork that cascades over the skirt – creating an airy gown full of movement. An additional underskirt gives the dramatic volume that makes this dress such a statement.
Mini-length dress in an Italian flocked sequin with a 3 1/4 length sleeves and a slim silhouette that flares out to an A-line construction. The dress features a bejewelled neckband that ends in a crystallised bow at the nape of the neck, creating a playful illusion neckline which is adorned with handcrafted flowers crafted from layers of soft tulle and decorated with embroidered centres to create a dazzling shimmer. The embroidery disperses all over the dress and includes a crystal button fastening over the signature semi-visible golden Viktor&Rolf zipper and clustered embroidery over the pockets.
A soft modern satin sweetheart bodice gives way to a light, airy tulle skirt. Layered tulle volants asymmetrically cross the front of the skirt, wrapping around and transforming into a dramatic train at the back. An additional underskirt creates the striking volume visible in the skirt.
A soft, modern satin creates a charming take on this classic voluminous ball gown. The sweetheart bodice incorporates a generous bow that drapes down over the lavish skirt. The skirt itself features small pockets and dramatic volume thanks to a detachable underskirt. The style is nished with a majestic train aring out from the skirt.
Inspired by Austrian Empress Sisi, this Italian flocked sequin gown draws all attention to its voluminous statement skirt. The bodice features petite tailored sleeves and a crystallised neckline with a matching waistband. The neckline descends to create a modern open back, secured by a playful crystallised bow. This dramatic gown is paired with an additional underskirt to allow for the creation of different volumes.
A modified sweetheart bodice crafted from a Japanese tailoring crepe and sprinkled with the seasonal crystallised ower embroidery is embellished with a playful bow which sits effortlessly atop a light voluminous tulle skirt. Fastened by the signature semi-visible golden Viktor&Rolf zipper and featuring small hidden pockets, this romantic gown is paired with an additional underskirt to allow for the creation of different volumes.
Sweetheart bodice cut from Italian flocked sequins features a semi hidden layer floating in the voluminous light tulle skirt. Handcrafted flowers created from layers of soft tulle and decorated with embroidered centres, flow from the hips, hiding small pockets down the skirt and into the dramatic train. This gown is paired with an additional underskirt to allow the creation of different volumes, and is finished with the signature semi visible golden Viktor&Rolf zipper.
Sculptural A-line gown crafted from a Japanese double-faced satin with intricate seaming details and a high neckline that create a clean and modern silhouette. Graphic bow detailing at the nape of the neck drapes into an elegant watteau train.
A flattering fit and flare silhouette crafted from matte duchesse and fastened by crystal buttons. The sculptural bodice features a sweetheart neckline that flares out into an airy organza skirt. The flowing skirt and accompanying train are sprinkled with handcrafted flowers created from layers of soft tulle and decorated with embroidered centres.
The clothes of the Viktor & Rolf 2018 collection are characterized by simple but surprising lines; from the most classic trapeze dress, up to the one with trousers with tail, all leave open-mouthed and surprising.
The bodices are at heart or with short sleeves to just cover the shoulders: a bride sober, never excessive, that does not need to show too much body to be beautiful anyway.
To give movement to the clothes of the Viktor & Rolf 2018 collection there are floral details in lace, overlapping and unexpected flounces, asymmetries and games of innovative proportions.
The trapeze dresses of this collection are made entirely of silk or with a multi-layered tulle skirt, with a geometric, almost sculptural effect.
Not simple tulle: in this original collection, in fact, tulle is used to create geometries and decorations, like the beautiful maxi cocks applied on the wide skirt.
Or, again, romantic 3D flowers applied on the skirt, like a spring waterfall on the Flowerbomb Bloom dress, icon of the 2018 collection.