Viktor & Rolf - 25 years @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Whenever I think of Viktor & Rolf I think of two dutch creatives, lifting fashion to art. As not every piece of fashion is art, this designer duo is doing a great job. Many items are represented in musea.
For now until the end of September 2018 Kunsthal Rotterdam offers us an overview of 25 years of their work. For me a reason to visit the fashion artists!

Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists 25 years at Kunsthal Rotterdam
With exquisite craftsmanship and dreamy silhouettes, sometimes made from tinkling bells or red carpet, the fashion artists Viktor & Rolf - a real dutch national treasure - have been creating wearable art for the past twenty-five years in the most unique and singular style.
Thierry-Maxime Loriot, curator of the exhibition
By entering the first hall of the exhibition I was impressed by the huge rug, a portrait of Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren and an article of Miles Socha 'Flying Dutchmen' were woven in this rug.

Flying dutchmen by Miles Socha with Viktor & Rolf

The second room showed the impressive Russian Doll, nine layers of clothing around a single woman. In 1999 Maggie Rizer was their model for this performance and gave them international acknowledge.

Russian Doll @ Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists 25 years

Russian Doll

As many of their shows are powerful eloquent ‘performances’. As I enjoyed photographing their show  'Wearable art' back in 2016 during Amsterdam Fashion Week.

Wearable Art by Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists 25 years

Wearable Art by Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists 25 years

Detail of wearable art

It was impressive to see all the designs from closeby, my favourites are the Van Gogh Girl and Wearable Art. My hands were itching as I would love to feel the fabrics.

Fashion is about invention a dream or fantasy by Viktor & Rolf

In the exhibition creations from collections such as ‘Bedtime Story’ (2005), ‘The Fashion Show’ (2007), ‘NO’ (2008), ‘Cutting Edge Couture’ (2010), ‘Red Carpet Dressing’ (2014), ‘Wearable Art’ (2015) and ‘Van Gogh Girls’ (2015) can be seen, as well as pieces that have never been shown before from their newest collections, ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ (2017), ‘Action Dolls’ (2017/18) and ‘Surreal Satin’ (2018).

And the exhibitions is not only for grown ups, as 25 dolls are on display! And a workshop to create your own impressive collar.

I couldn't choose between the masks of Viktor & Rolf so follow my on instagram and let me know which one is your favourite!

Enjoy scrolling down my photo review. But don't miss the exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam, it is a great opportunity to see all these designs in front of you.

I love Viktor & Rolf clothes by Christian Lacroix

Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Red Carpet Collection

Craftsmanship by Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Detail Van Gogh Girl

Doll's collection by Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Porcelain Doll

Klomp met hak

Surreal Satin by Viktor & Rolf

Satin Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Detail of satin Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Surreal satin Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

Exhibition book Viktor & Rolf @ Kunsthal Rotterdam

The exhibition is accompanied by the anniversary publication 'Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years’, compiled by guest curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot and published by nai010 publishers. The book includes an exclusive recent interview by the curator with the designers, a fascinating glossary of Viktor&Rolf and a rich iconography with images by leading artists and photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Herb Ritts, Anton Corbijn, Mert & Marcus, Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle, Tim Walker, Nick Knight and Inez & Vinoodh.

Viktor & Rolf - 25 years @ Kunsthal Rotterdam Viktor & Rolf - 25 years @ Kunsthal Rotterdam Reviewed by Patricia Munster on 3:20:00 AM Rating: 5

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