Viktor & Rolf F/W 2012

Posted by Stephan Moskovic | March 4th, 2012

Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2012

A pale moon rises in the distance and the Viktor & Rolf heroines emerge, stepping out from darkness and appearing in graceful silhouettes before an awestruck crowd. This may sound slightly melodramatic, but as fashion’s foremost purveyors of theatrics, Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren know how to bring a story to life on the runway. Their artful presentation is half the fun: this season the duo outdid themselves, with a spooky set and shadowed figures striking poses before taking a leisurely stroll down the catwalk.

Fall’s tale was all about the beauty of contrasts, a look that was powerful yet moody enough to conjure ominous imagery. That meant inky jet-black pieces, silk-satin pajamas for day, thick pelts reshaped with razors, and a flash of skin through transparent tulle as demure ruffles covered the rest of the body. Accessories played with hard and soft, utilizing tortoise shell and fur to great effect – expect those high boots to fly off store shelves the minute they arrive. The tour de force ended with a series of finale dresses that dazzled with their tiers of fabric and sparkle. Upon first glance it seemed like even more fur adorned those scintillating gowns, but a closer look revealed that the fringe was painstakingly crafted glass embroidery.

Casting: Andrew Weir for ACW
Hair: Luigi Murenu
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Stylist: Katie Shillingford
Production: Alexandre de Betak for Bureau Betak

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

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11 Comments to “Viktor & Rolf F/W 2012”

  1. hester says:

    stunning! i love it!! the bags and the shoes are divine!

  2. SnatchitBack says:

    Magnificent!!!! Stunning presentation!

  3. JW says:

    Sensory overload…what a rush!



  5. subnormal magazine says:

    now we know who stole our christmas tree! its been found in image one…this collection is evidently designed by men who who hate animals, that do not care about the life of a mink, deer, rabbit, fox, bird, or the like. Animals think and feel pain and when they are killed they shriek and wail and suffer and bleed just like you or I would. Anyone that supports this garbage has a de-evolved conscious akin to those that commit military invasions killing civilians in the name of liberation and freedom. This is not fashion, this is murder- and a tacky, gaudy murder at that.
    – subnormal

  6. Sarah says:

    Beautfiul ethereal collection and amazing photography. Loving the silhouettes!

  7. Anthony Mac McBorrough says:


  8. Lulu says:

    Gorgeous collection and show!!!

  9. Tibby says:

    I must say: Daga Ziober looks phenomenal, like a goddess.