Cen­tre Stage

ELLE (Canada) - - Finale -

THE FASH­ION CY­CLE can of­ten feel like a high-speed chase for the next big thing. At Vik­tor & Rolf’s 25th-an­niver­sary show dur­ing Paris Haute Cou­ture Week, de­sign­ers Vik­tor Horsting and Rolf Sno­eren, known for their flair for the avant-garde, show­cased cloth­ing that de­manded a con­sid­ered and thought­ful sec­ond look. The ir­rev­er­ent Dutch duo put on a the­atri­cal ret­ro­spec­tive dubbed a “col­lec­tion of mem­o­ries,” treat­ing the crowd to a vis­ual medley of past hits. There was the chif­fon gown with gi­ant holes from spring/sum­mer 2010 and the (lit­eral) state­ment-mak­ing coat with a three-di­men­sional “NO” sculpted across the chest from fall/ win­ter 2008. Ev­ery piece was ren­dered in white—sug­gest­ing a fresh start fol­low­ing such a ma­jor mile­stone.

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