I have a great and not-so-secret soft spot for Viktor & Rolf.
They play with fashion. It’s not dour, rarely serious, and NEVER boring. (Don’t bore Nina, I hear Tim Gunn saying in my head, though never to Viktor Horsting or Rolf Snoeren.)
This season? Well Shalom Harlow strutted down that runway just as well as—in fact, better than—any of those interchangeable 16 year olds, and proved without a doubt that Viktor & Rolf isn’t “growing up.”
The look was origami gone insane by way of Ziggy Stardust, and no, I wouldn’t opt to wear most of the clothes (except the second dress pictured below… that’s a stunner). But did I ever smile when each new outfit showed up.
And what shoes graced Ms. Harlow’s feet to compliment that black puff of a dress (which, incidentally, reminded me more than a little of Leanne’s Saturn car materials dress)? Well, it’s a fairly feminine look for this out-there duo, so it was up to the shoes to save things from becoming too soft.
Rock chic motorcycle gang platforms!
And we didn’t stop there. Of course. Oh no. We had sandals alternately made of mesmerization circles or intricately folded coffee filters (talk about Project Runway innovation challenge success stories!).
And in case all of that would still bore Nina (so sue me, I’ve got PR on the brain today), there were also heels decorated with re-purposed carwash fringe and clearly made up of all the scraps of trim left behind by the designers throughout an entire season of competition.
V&R, I *heart* you. If it were up to me, I’d hand you a new Saturn Sky Roadster and $100,000 to start your own line, furnished by TRESemmé Professional Hair Care.