If you are travelling to Melbourne soon, don’t miss out the outstanding exhibition ‘Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists’ at the National Gallery of Victoria. Dutch fashion designers bring together more than 40 designs made during their 24 year collaboration. It includes some of their greatest work, including the Hyeres dress from their breakthrough collection back in 1993; their most recent couture collection presented in Paris; and new work from Timepiece.
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren met while studying fashion at the Arnhem Academy of arts and design between 1988 and 1992. They were attracted to each other’s aesthetics and soon start working together following their graduation. Unlike many fashion designers that base their life and work in the fashion main cities such as Paris, Milan and New York, they have been based in Amsterdam since 1995.
Art plays a major role in their designs and together, Viktor & Rolf, have created the most provocative haute couture of the 21st century. They have managed to combine the two disciplines, art and fashion, by designing breathtaking collections that are often described as ‘wearable art’. In a way, each collection it’s a completely new contemporary art display of spectacular and avant-garde creations. ‘Fashion Artists’ is a term they use to describe themselves that expresses the connection they have to the two disciplines, as well as their constant desire to push the boundaries of what defines their work.
Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists is at the NGV until February 26. Click here for more information.