Show Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture FW 22/23. Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week
POWER DRESSING: A FASHION SHOW IN THREE ACTS
Radically tailored looks strut the grid off the catwalk, like peacocks. Masculine coats, jackets and shirts
are narrow at the hips and cut away from the top. Hovering around the body, they frame and protect
the shoulders and face, like delicate portrait busts. Graphic, compact fabrics underline their sculptural
rigour. The surreal silhouette seems literally inflated, as if ready to explode. A harsh feeling of tension
pervades the moment.
2. The Power of Transformation
Without the construction that creates an illusion of power, a new perspective arises.
Radical tailoring at second glance. A release of tension generates comfort. Hard becomes soft.
Shape becomes drape. Radical is wearable.
By Fashion Editor 24FashionTV: Christina V Henningstad