Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Victor & Rolf's influence on designers...

(Left to Right) - Victor & Rolf Spring 2009 Ready-ToWear, Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Pre-collection,Valentino Fall 2009 Haute Couture,Victor & Rolf Spring 2009 Ready-To-Wear

However much one might argue about the cut and construction of a dress its final redemption lies in its recall factor, after gazing at zillions of clothes on the runway, if one can still nail a dress by its designer off the runway, then I guess the designer has done his job well, maybe thats the reason why identifying which designer's creation a celebrity is wearing is more often a child's play! Most of the high end designers have something unique in each of their collections which gets imprinted in one's memory so much so that however differently a dress might be accessorised and worn it still stands out testifying its creator's work!

Now before I dither off further you might be wondering whats the point of all this rambling! Well I'm just recounting my experience with regard to Victor & Rolf's Spring 2009 Ready-To-Wear collection. Though the collection was slim with just 21 looks still the paucity in variety was compensated in more ways than one by the futuristic designs comprising the collection namely the Swarovski crystal-banded dresses accented with candy-striped rills of organza, and geometric patterned black and white tights. Seems like the collection has impressed not just me but the designer fraternity in general to such an extent that I could find simpler versions of the mentioned dresses in Valentino's Fall 2009 Haute Couture and Alexander McQueen's Spring 2010 Pre-Collection!

Now the question is, am I too impressed by Victor & Rolf to conjure a nonexistent connection or do you also feel the influence of Victor & Rolf in Valentino's and McQueen's collections?

Image Source:www.catwalking.com www.alexandermcqueen.com

1 comment:

Crystal P. said...

Oh it's definitely there. I understand influence, that's one thing but this example feels more like, as the kids would say, straight swagger jackin'. It especially shows in the Valentino piece. Viktor & Rolf did it better.

It really is a shame when one cannot distinguish one designer from the next. I could not begin to tell you how many times I've confused one designer for the other. Maybe it is because of my limited experience with fashion. Who knows. I do hope designers stop with the "influence" and go back to what they are known for. It would make everything so much easier.