The Zen Garden of Viktor & Rolf

Of all the Haute Couture shows in the past week, one stood out amongst them. The 13 year hiatus of Viktor & Rolf from Haute Couture has made many fashion elite anticipate a collection that makes testament to the creative brew they may have been cooking since their 1999 "Russian Doll" Couture collection. The calmness and ease of the return of Viktor & Rolf to Haute Couture marks their expertise in producing garments that are masterfully artistic, yet somehow wearable, especially in this time in fashion when the minimalist fashion stream is at the top.

The pair's Fall Couture show presented to the fashion elite the extent to which their vision can go. Bringing elements of traditional Japanese Zen Buddhism, both in the construction of the awe-inspring couture and the presentation itself, the designers manipulated and moulded the human hangers into solid, mountainous forms that directly reflect the tranquility of the Japanese Zen Garden. There is no doubt the lamentable yet intriguing collection has characterised the pair's aesthetic diversity.

Images courtesy of Fashionising

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