Viktor & Rolf’s Wearable Paintings
July 14, 2015 | By Baukje Stamm |
Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf transformed broken picture frames filled with fabric into haute-couture gowns during their latest catwalk show, by taking them off a wall and draping them over models.
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, who founded the Amsterdam-based fashion house, took to the catwalk to assist with completing the outfits in the collection live.
One by one, “paintings” hung on a partition at the back of the stage were unhooked by the duo.
“Art comes to life in a gallery of surreal proportions,” said Viktor & Rolf’s show notes. “A dress transforms into an artwork, back into a dress and into an artwork again. Poetry becomes reality, morphing back into fantasy.”