For their Haute Couture Spring 2014 collection Viktor & Rolf sent ballerina's on the runway. The presentation looked more like a ballet performance instead of a fashion show, as they brought the Dutch National Ballet to Paris.
The design duo was commissioned by the Dutch National Ballet to costume a work by Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo that will debut in April.
This really excite me because this year FASHIONCLASH is collaborating with the Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen). The projects 'Distinguished Dreams' and 'OldFashioned' will take place during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 and the Dutch Dance Festival in October 2014.
Coming back to Viktor & Rolf Couture show, the designers told WWD that they were inspired by a Bonbon ad with photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin that featured model Edita Vilkeviciute wrapped in ribbons painted on her nude body. The inspiration was most evident in looks that similarly looked as though they were hand-painted with fabric, bows and ribbon.
The show ended with what looked like a real life perfume campaign and the launch of Viktor & Rolf's new women's fragrance called Bonbon.
More beautiful backstage photography at Team Peter Stigter.
Images source: Fashionising.com