Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2011

Posted by Stephan Moskovic | March 7th, 2011

Backstage at Viktor and Rolf a sign read, “you are a soldier in the Viktor and Rolf Army, an army to fight for beauty!” While this message may have been intended to motivate catwalkers, it can also serve as nod to the collection itself, which was filled with aggressive ensembles. Strong shoulders, high collars and armor inspired detailing were seen throughout the mostly black and crimson offerings, while models – in one of the best show casting of the season – sported bright red warpaint on their faces, courtesy of Pat McGrath. V&R have always played with imagery that straddles the line between violent and romantic – they are the purveyors of Flowerbomb after all – but could this collection be making a covert statement about fashion’s current state of chaos? The answer may be elusive, but everyone can appreciate the artistry found in the pieces themselves; sharp tailoring and statement making are two of their specialities and there was no shortage of that on the runway. The final segment of dresses and coats with origami folds in shades of silver was truly a sight to behold.
Viktor & Rolf
Fall/Winter 2011

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Casting director: Andrew Weir for ACW
Stylist: Katie Shillingford
Hair: Luigi Murenu
Makeup: Pat McGrath

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19 Comments to “Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2011”

  1. Lekan says:

    Conceptual, beautiful, powerful. Love.


  2. Lekan says:

    Love love love.

  3. Jamie says:

    Interesting. I actually appreciate the collection more from these angles.

  4. Nadia says:

    super!!!!!!!!!!!!the clothing pieces are awesome!!!!!!!

  5. Irene says:

    Love the clothes, don’t understand the make-up, love the hair.

  6. taymour says:

    amazing details!
    Go V&R

  7. It’s like Darth Maul released a collection.
    Strong shapes, aggressive designs and very well instructed models. I hope I see someone wearing one of these pieces on the street soon!

  8. Baise says:

    The face paint is overkill, but the line is breathtaking.

  9. ann says:


  10. Lala says:

    Somewhat of a LadyGaga-ish clothing haha. However, some pieces are very wearable. And yes, I do have to compare because it will always comes down to it; It is no Valentino (before Garavani left), Gucci, or Versace. But there original which keeps the masses intrigued 🙂

  11. Simon says:

    I’m surprised there were no allergic reactions to that kind of makeup.

  12. Helene says:

    Absolutely fantastic!
    the construction of the pieces is so creative and inspirational
    love it!

  13. Dilip Lama says:

    Stunning! Never fails to amaze me…

  14. mc says:

    @ simon

    There were. Non other than Lindsey Wixson

  15. CoINs MUFEO says:

    oh,my god,so imagine!

  16. piwi says:

    Simply Viktor & Rolf, beautiful!

  17. Bianca says:

    the shoes!! the shoes!! the shoes!!

  18. Now that’s what I call a power suit!