Photo by Schohaja

By Crash redaction

Viktor & Rolf’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2022-23 show was all about power dressing. Broken down into three parts, before, a transformation and after the radically tailored looks strutted the catwalk like peacocks. Masculine coats, jackets and shirts are narrow at the hips and cut away from the top. Hovering around the body, they frame and protect the shoulders and face, like delicate portrait busts. Graphic, compact fabrics underline their sculptural rigor. The surreal silhouette seems literally inflated, as if ready to explode. A harsh feeling of tension pervades the moment. The second stage the « transformation » is without the construction that creates an illusion of power, creating a new perspective. The after is a release of tension that generates comfort, hard becomes soft, shape becomes drape and radical is wearable. Discover Shohaja’s backstage photos for Crash.