Fashion meets art quite literally for Viktor & Rolf‘s AW15 couture showcase. The Wearable Art collection was unveiled at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week at Palais de Toyko earlier this year and featured garments made from broken picture frames filled with fabric.
The structural gowns rested on the shoulders and hips of the models in such a way as to form angular and dramatic silhouettes, whilst wearing simple paint-splattered denim dresses underneath. Throughout the show, the garments went from blank canvases to more heavily decorated designs, digitally printed with nudes, portraits and still life imagery based on the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th-century.
And how wearable really is this Wearable Art? one might ask. One thing’s for sure, the Dutch designers have certainly broken new ground in abstracting something usually reserved for the gallery wall to create fashion that’s theatrical, modern and surprisingly beautiful.