At some point in our history, fashion stopped being an expression. At some point in our preferences, fashion became a selfish act. At some point in our habits, fashion became a media-inflicted addiction. At some point in our future, fashion should return.
And for that, we can get help! For all those who feel lost in trends, disoriented in translating catwalks, dizzy in sifting through stores offerings I say: there is hope! Fashion is still alive! Somewhere deep inside each of our hearts, true fashion is still alive! Today I give you John Galliano and Rolf Snoeren & Viktor Horsting! The Fall 2015 Haute Couture is upon us, let’s close our eyes and open our hearts to fashion!
See also: Viktor&Rolf dressed dolls!
When this past February Viktor & Rolf announced they were putting a stop to their Ready To Wear line ,we were anxious and uncertain about the way their fashion story will unfold furthermore. Apparently, Viktor and Rolf had a vision and they were pretty solid in following it: the Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection they sent out on the runway was like an outer-body experience: fashion’s spirit looking down at its fashion industry defunct body.
Viktor and Rolf took the catwalk with their models. Literally! Some shy starters with blank canvases accessorizing the simple denim underdresses, others walked on wearing deconstructed, splattered and printed over works of art which were taken off the models and hung on the wall by the very brilliant Dutch designers!
Art for art, as Viktor & Rolf called the Haute Couture collection they presented just a day ago! A handful of models (20) like torn from a Fashion College study – for Viktor and Rolf did not burry the spark of their fashion imagination deep into the ashes of industrialization!
I’m forever thankful for their unique vision and untamed approach, just as I am for the return of John Galliano in fashion! The best door was opened for him: Maison Martin Margiela now Maison Margiela. The designer’s extraordinary panache and taste for exquisite went through a strenuous detox at such point that the infamous video where Galliano proffered his drunken offensive discourse will remain in history as a threshold. The moment when Galliano left the theatrical behind and only stuck with his true fashion essence.
Which he’s now pouring onto Margiela’s catwalk. The place where his reconstruction was made public. All the details of his Margiela Haute Couture Fall 2015 collection are in superb state of dereliction. Everything is old yet new again. Like Galliano is. Like Fashion is.