VIKTOR & ROLF : FASHION ARTISTS

 Viktor & Rolf, Autumn/Winter 2008

Viktor & Rolf, Autumn/Winter 2008

 Viktor & Rolf, Spring/Summer 2005

Viktor & Rolf, Spring/Summer 2005

 Magdelena Frackowaik photographed by Josh Olins for Dazed & Confused, 2010

Magdelena Frackowaik photographed by Josh Olins for Dazed & Confused, 2010

While in Melbourne last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the brand new exhibition at the NGV
'Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists.'
To say I was excited is an understatement! I have loved the Dutch designers for years, their 'non-conformist' take on fashion is always so intriguing and inspiring and allows them to express so much creativity. As the title of the exhibition states, they are true artists; each piece a stand-alone artwork in itself.

Of particular note for me were the unbelievable tulle pieces from Spring 2010, as well as the rotating gown from their 'Van Gogh Girls' 2015 collection (cue gif!) which was similar to the gown I illustrated at the time the collection premiered.
I vividly remember wondering what on earth had possessed me to take on the illustration of one of these particular gowns (that line work took for-ever) and seeing the construction and detail up close and in-person brought it all rushing back. The design is just next-level!

If you have a chance, I highly recommend paying the Nation Gallery of Victoria a visit to see the collection in person. 'Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists' runs until Feb 26.