Dear Shaded Viewers,
On January 24, 2024, Viktor & Rolf the Dutch power duo unleashed their spring-summer 2024 Haute Couture collection, and it’s all about destruction meets high fashion.
Picture this: models strutting down the runway in unstructured silhouettes that look like they’ve been playfully sliced and diced by Edward Scissorhands himself. It’s a wild ride of fashion rebellion that Viktor & Rolf have brilliantly dubbed “Viktor & Rolf Scissorhands.” Yes, you heard that right – Johnny Depp’s iconic character brought to life in couture form. Tim Burton would be proud.
These Dutch disruptors orchestrated their runway in a monochrome black palette, giving chaos a chic makeover. Impeccable cuts transform into moderately torn pieces before culminating in gloriously damaged creations, complete with precisely placed holes and cuts. It’s organized chaos at its finest, showcasing traditional couture materials like velvet, sequins, and satin.
And if that’s not enough to get your fashion senses tingling, the front row was graced by none other than Tina Kunakey, Saint Jhn, and Bella Thorne, fresh from the Schiaparelli fashion show. Bella Fame from RuPaul’s Drag Race slayed in elegance, while Coco Rocha caused a sensation in a voluminous white dress.
Viktor & Rolf Scissorhands is “couture but with a punk attitude.” The designers playfully explore the duality of wanting both elegance and raw, immediate rebellion. The spotlight belonged to dresses crafted from black tulle and nude satin corsetry, with a few sporting bodices that were provocatively slashed, tulle skirts marked by intriguing craters, and midriffs daringly unveiled.
The runway journey took us through seven captivating capsules, with each one showcasing a pristine couture ensemble followed by three audacious variations, each pushing the boundaries of deconstruction. It’s a poignant reflection on the perpetual cycle of fashion’s evolution and reinvention.
In true Viktor & Rolf fashion, they’ve taken couture and turned it on its head, creating a punk couture revolution that’s as edgy as it is elegant.