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Viktor & Rolf: Editors were taken back to school at Viktor & Rolf this season. The show was held in the Tuileries, where shows have been torturously hot all week, so V&R’s oversized invitations moonlit as makeshift fans pre-show. The backdrop? A huge white brick patterned wall with the brand’s logo on it and as the show began, sure enough, Pink Floyd’s The Wall provided the soundtrack to the show alongside a rendition of Britney Spearsâ€™ first hit “Hit Me Baby One More Time”. What ensued was a rigorous collection of clothes with a dose of rebellion mixed in. As Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren put it post show, “It was about uniforms, but personalized uniforms.” In other words, it’s what happens when schoolgirls end up redesigning their own uniforms for the sake of individuality. There were sweater vests with alma mater patches sewn all over, combined with plaid skirts or pieces like a conservative navy school jacket that had been lopped off on one side for a one-shouldered effect.
Carolina Herrera’s collections rarely have an overarching theme as pronounced as other designers, but that’s because she’s all about delivering classic chic pieces that an elegant klatch of loyal ladies will always feel good in. It’s not about trends, but this season graphic lines did play a big role throughout the collection. Herrera was thinking of Venezuelan artists Carlos Cruz-Diez and Jesus Rafael Soto, whose works deal with linear themes. The result? Subtly eye-popping gowns and dresses with a fully modern touch, that still certainly maintained Herrera’s classic appeal. Need we even tell you to get in line?