Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022

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For their Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren rejected the paralyzing nature of fear, drawing inspiration from the iconic Dracula cape for a series of surreal evening gowns.

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Dracula is such a powerful symbol of the fear of change in society. In Old Hollywood movies you have the archetypal scary image of the person in the doorway. This made us think of a shoulder line that we developed almost 30 years ago, in our very, very first collection for the contest in Hyères in 1993”, Rolf Snoeren explained to Vogue.

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The ‘’Surreal Shoulder’’ collection, that uses emotion of fear creatively, was inspired by the Old Hollywood Dracula movies and their dramatic effects of light and shadow that create a feeling of suspense.

The golden age of film was alluded to in the color palette, heavy on black and white, save for sophisticated hues of lilacs, brown and yellow or a floral print that the duo muted with a layer of dark tulle.

With embellishments pared back, save for a handful of upcycled fabric flowers scattered on a few looks, the focus was squarely on the cuts: dresses, shirts and suiting with extreme raised shoulders.

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Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022
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