Depression Nouveau at Paris Fashion Week
On March 2nd, the avant-garde fashion house Viktor & Rolf showed their Fall collection at Paris Fashion Week, the models strutting in bodices, jumpers, and cocktail dresses inspired by a refined punk aesthetic. Studies in black and white, the collection mixed large and short scales, integrated giant bows, and made the asymmetrical look symmetrical.
Just as intriguing was the set designed by Belgium/Netherlands-based firm Studio Job, represented by Design Miami/ Basel’s Carpenters Workshop Gallery. The runway graphic was that of a herringbone hardwood floor and the entry and exit backdrop contained a pattern of wilted flowers – a somber but visually stirring take on Art Nouveau. The black and white flora of the backdrop provided a lush relief against the abstract cuts of the collection.
Photos by Peter Stigter