Friday, February 29, 2008
In what was a poorly received show, Viktor and Rolf showed a collection of grey separates, most notable big, drapey coats with three-dimensional captions sewn into them, larger than life. "No" was the theme of the show, they say, because they believe that the fashion merry-go-round is moving too fast and they just want to get off.
As much as fashion lives by charging forth, there is a lot to be said by bowing out of the rat race for a bit. For pause gives itself to play, and imagination, when our greatest ideas are born. By "bowing out" Viktor and Rolf have created a show that I thought was quite fun, indeed. If I had the means, this "No" coat would be mine, even if to show-stop for one day. And in more ways than one, show-stop was exactly what they did.
P.S.--- peep those boots!
[image from www.style.com]