Sexy Amazons versus Barbie: Viktor & Rolf's avant-garde collection offers an escape into the world of fantasy

A Dutch designer duo presented their SS2021 haute couture collection.
08.Feb 2021
 
Homepage New articles

Forget simple clean lines and minimalism. Viktor & Rolf fashion shows are always an exciting and unique experience that seeks to challenge prejudices about fashion and bridge the gap between fashion and art. This year, instead of collections full of crude messages or bed-shaped dresses, we got an imaginary show inspired by parties that have always been there and will return one day. If you miss having a social life, this collection will assure you that you're not the only one. That's why Viktor & Rolf offer an escape into the world of fantasy. Where will they take you? To an underground party!

Choose and compare different opinions:
select
Martina Šmalclová
fashion editor
select
Anděla Vostrá
second option

Martina Šmalclová

Crudeness and elegance go hand in hand

More crude than ever, disrespectful, almost informal, but elegant under any circumstances. Maybe that's why, at first glance, you won't be able to decide whether this collection is intended for sexy Amazons with wild hair, expressive make-up, sexy tops and bold hair accessories, who only lack a weapon in their hand, or gentle Barbies, who feel best when shrouded from head to toe in puffy tulle and pastel colors. The new SS2021 haute couture collection brings into the world of fashion a wave of positive energy paired with a much needed boldness, and the result is utterly enjoyable.

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Aphrodisiac for the senses

Couture bras embroidered with metal, lace, crystals, beads and vintage jewelry became the dominant feature of the whole show. If a piece of women's wardrobe can set one's senses on fire, this is it. In combination with a voluminous skirt, it literally acts as a magnet that you won't be able to take your eyes off.

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Peach-colored gem with a touch of lilac

Our fashion editorial staff fell in love with a gold top wrapped in gold threads with hand-embroidered flowers combined with gold beads and sequins. The designers complemented the luxurious piece with a voluminous tulle skirt in a peach shade, adorned with a lilac upper layer and a satin ribbon at the waist. The model is completed with a pink satin glove, a gold necklace and a crocheted headband with metal flowers.

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Tylová sukně Viktor & Rolf • Source: Farfetch.com

Achilles' heel: a mix of techniques

We're not afraid to admit that we fancy the sexy careless elegance much more than the wild mix of materials and techniques that the Viktor & Rolf duo introduced right after. Tulle shoulder ruffles with cascading sleeves in combination with bows, crochet or net shorts are simply too much. The overall impression is not improved by the fact that, judging by the combination of colors in these models, the designers must have used all remnants of fabrics they had found lying around the studio and didn't want to throw out.

More models from the haute couture SS2021 collection can be found in the gallery at the end of the article.

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Růžové šaty Viktor & Rolf • Source: Farfetch.com

Luxusní rodinný dům Praha 6 - Ořechovka
Luxusní rodinný dům Praha 6 - Ořechovka, Praha 6

Martina Šmalclová

Anděla Vostrá

Entertainment vs. art

After seeing this thoroughly avant-garde collection, I became convinced that dressing can actually be an art. However, I don't know if the ladies are supposed to be princesses or prostitutes... I have yet to decide. I've always wanted to be decked out like a Barbie doll, but is this a proper dress for a Mattel girl?

As above... not so below

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

What can I say? I don't know if it reminds me of a work by Edgar Degas, or this sexy lady who hangs out at Perlovka every day. But fishnet stockings have always been pretty cool and flowers are a timeless hit, so there are a couple of elements one could use...

Moravia (or Silesia?) rulezz

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Folk costumes are a tradition. They are worn only on special occasions, so there is reason to admire them. I just don't know if Moravian girls would be excited about this model. It's a patchwork of hackneyed Czech-Slovak-Hungarian national costumes and the designers were probably hoping nobody would notice, I have no other explanation... This is not an avant-garde, but a blatant abstract thievery!

A baby blanket for adults

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

This Harry Potter spring coat reminds me of childhood. My mom made the exact same blanket for me. A blanket for a beautiful little princess. I couldn't fall sleep without it. That actually lasted until I was an adult, but let's make that our secret. Anyway, turning it into a magical cloak is a brilliant idea. It wouldn't be a good idea to prance around in it while shouting various incantations, though. The cloak wouldn't look so hot with a straightjacket underneath...

From a caterpillar into a buttefly

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

Whoa, that was scary. This model reminds me of a terribly disgusting larvae that feels like it's a butterfly already. And the disco-style lingerie is supposed to be a parody of singer Cher, right? Although... she might actually like it. I believe that her wardrobe could put up a fair competition against this whole collection. Anyway, if Emanuel saw this butterfly, he would probably have a heart attack. He can consider himself lucky to have scored his poppy doll, because she's always coined the motto - there is beauty in simplicity.

Artistic wedding

Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021.
Žena na přehlídce Viktor & Rolf couture SS2021. • Source: archiv Viktor & Rolf

But I don't want to make Viktor & Rolf angry, the truth is I'm simply not a big fan of avant-garde art. Those wide skirts are great, I like them. They can hide literally everything. And this model definitely the thing to wear at an artistic wedding full of beautiful people.

Overall, it's a fun spectacle!

Anděla Vostrá
Luxury Prague Life

Share / become a fan

Photo gallery (9)

View photo gallery
Luxury Real Estates
Luxusní rodinný dům Praha 6 - Ořechovka
Praha 6

Luxusní rodinný dům Praha 6 - Ořechovka

5 + 1 246 m²
46 900 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní vila na prodej - Praha - západ - 632m
Okolí Prahy

Luxusní vila na prodej - Praha - západ - 632m

6 + KK 632 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní vila na prodej v Průhonicích
Okolí Prahy

Luxusní vila na prodej v Průhonicích

4 + 1 500 m², ter. 200 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní vila na prodej v Šáreckém údolí
Praha 6

Luxusní vila na prodej v Šáreckém údolí

7 + 2 440 m², bal. 5 m²
price upon request
Show property
Rodinný dům na prodej Praha 4 - Braník - 217m
Praha 4

Rodinný dům na prodej Praha 4 - Braník - 217m

5 + KK 217 m²
21 594 642 CZK
Show property
Luxusní penthaus na Praze 1 - 226m
Praha 1

Luxusní penthaus na Praze 1 - 226m

4 + 1 226 m², bal. 7 m², ter. 24 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní byt na prodej Praha - 320m
Praha 5

Luxusní byt na prodej Praha - 320m

5 + KK 320 m², bal. 4 m², ter. 38 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní kancelář s terasou Praha 1 - 321m
Praha 1

Luxusní kancelář s terasou Praha 1 - 321m

4 + KK 321 m², ter. 144 m²
38 256 000 CZK
Show property
Prodej luxusního bytu Praha 1- 212m
Praha 1

Prodej luxusního bytu Praha 1- 212m

4 + KK 212 m², ter. 7 m²
price upon request
Show property
Byt Smetanovo nábřeží 191m
Praha 1

Byt Smetanovo nábřeží 191m

4 + KK 191 m², bal. 3 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní byt se zahradou na Praze 8 - 346m
Praha 8

Luxusní byt se zahradou na Praze 8 - 346m

4 + KK 146 m², ter. 27 m²
price upon request
Show property
Byt Malá Strana Magenta 31m
Praha 1

Byt Malá Strana Magenta 31m

1 + KK 31 m², bal. 3 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní penthouse Troja 311m
Praha 7

Luxusní penthouse Troja 311m

4 + KK 311 m², ter. 95 m²
price upon request
Show property
Penthouse s výhledem na Hrad na prodej - 288m
Praha 1

Penthouse s výhledem na Hrad na prodej - 288m

5 + 1 288 m², ter. 42 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní byt k prodeji - Praha 5 - 93m
Praha 5

Luxusní byt k prodeji - Praha 5 - 93m

3 + KK 93 m², ter. 11 m²
11 258 000 CZK
Show property
Pronájem bytu Praha 5 - Jinonice - 50m
Praha 5

Pronájem bytu Praha 5 - Jinonice - 50m

1 + KK 50 m², bal. 9 m²
16 000 CZK
Show property
Pronájem luxusního bytu s terasami Praha 4
Praha 4

Pronájem luxusního bytu s terasami Praha 4

3 + KK 137 m², ter. 17 m²
price upon request
Show property
Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 1 - 721m
Praha 1

Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 1 - 721m

Atypický 721 m²
price upon request
Show property
Pronájem luxusního bytu s terasami Praha 4
Praha 4

Pronájem luxusního bytu s terasami Praha 4

3 + KK 137 m², ter. 17 m²
price upon request
Show property
Prodej rodinného domu na Praze 5-191m
Praha 5

Prodej rodinného domu na Praze 5-191m

5 + KK 191 m²
19 850 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Praha 2

Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady

2 + KK 62 m²
13 980 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Praha 2

Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady

2 + KK 57 m²
11 920 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Praha 2

Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady

2 + KK 53 m², bal. 3 m²
11 850 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady
Praha 2

Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Vinohrady

3 + KK 93 m², bal. 3 m²
19 453 408 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 6 - Liboc - 47m
Praha 6

Byt na prodej - Praha 6 - Liboc - 47m

2 + 1 49 m², bal. 2 m²
5 746 000 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 6 - Liboc - 53m
Praha 6

Byt na prodej - Praha 6 - Liboc - 53m

2 + 1 55 m², bal. 2 m²
6 198 000 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 6 - Liboc - 105m
Praha 6

Byt na prodej - Praha 6 - Liboc - 105m

3 + KK 105 m²
10 934 000 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 8 - Libeň - 60m
Praha 8

Byt na prodej - Praha 8 - Libeň - 60m

2 + 1 60 m²
6 457 000 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 8 - Libeň - 73m
Praha 8

Byt na prodej - Praha 8 - Libeň - 73m

2 + 1 73 m²
7 340 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní penthouse na prodej Praha
Praha 6

Luxusní penthouse na prodej Praha

4 + 1 242 m², ter. 68 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Nové Město
Praha 2

Luxusní byt na prodej - Praha 2 - Nové Město

7 + KK 259 m², ter. 12 m²
price upon request
Show property
Vila na pronájem - Praha 6 - Hanspaulka - 256m
Praha 6

Vila na pronájem - Praha 6 - Hanspaulka - 256m

5 + KK 256 m², bal. 15 m², ter. 24 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní byt na pronájem Na Hřebenkách - Praha
Praha 5

Luxusní byt na pronájem Na Hřebenkách - Praha

4 + KK 199 m², ter. 14 m²
85 500 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 4 - Záběhlice- 64m
Praha 4

Byt na prodej - Praha 4 - Záběhlice- 64m

2 + KK 64 m², bal. 6 m²
5 980 425 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 4 - Záběhlice - 85m
Praha 4

Byt na prodej - Praha 4 - Záběhlice - 85m

3 + KK 85 m², ter. 11 m²
7 811 050 CZK
Show property
Prodej rodinného domu Praha 5 - Malvazinky
Praha 5

Prodej rodinného domu Praha 5 - Malvazinky

5 + KK 156 m², ter. 21 m²
17 722 500 CZK
Show property
Prodej rodinného domu Praha 5 - Malvazinky
Praha 5

Prodej rodinného domu Praha 5 - Malvazinky

5 + KK 189 m², ter. 41 m²
16 995 750 CZK
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 9 - Kyje - 71m
Praha 9

Byt na prodej - Praha 9 - Kyje - 71m

1 + KK 39 m²
4 769 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní kancelář na prodej, Praha 1 - 209m2
Praha 1

Luxusní kancelář na prodej, Praha 1 - 209m2

5 + 1 209 m²
price upon request
Show property
Byt na prodej - Praha 9 - Libeň - 49m
Praha 9

Byt na prodej - Praha 9 - Libeň - 49m

2 + KK 49 m², bal. 3 m²
5 874 300 CZK
Show property
Luxusní byt na pronájem Staré Město - 212m
Praha 1

Luxusní byt na pronájem Staré Město - 212m

6 + KK 212 m², bal. 5 m²
100 000 CZK
Show property
Luxusní byt s terasou Troja 152m
Praha 7

Luxusní byt s terasou Troja 152m

2 + KK 152 m²
32 400 000 CZK
Show property
Obchodní prostory k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 280
Praha 8

Obchodní prostory k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 280

Atypický 280 m²
price upon request
Show property
Obchodní prostory k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 70
Praha 8

Obchodní prostory k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 70

Atypický 70 m²
price upon request
Show property
Restaurace k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 519
Praha 8

Restaurace k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 519

Atypický 721 m², ter. 202 m²
price upon request
Show property
Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 332
Praha 8

Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 332

Atypický 332 m²
price upon request
Show property
Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 446
Praha 8

Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 446

Atypický 446 m²
price upon request
Show property
Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 361
Praha 8

Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 361

Atypický 361 m²
price upon request
Show property
Byt na prodej Praha 1 - Josefov - 125m
Praha 1

Byt na prodej Praha 1 - Josefov - 125m

3 + KK 125 m²
price upon request
Show property
Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 483
Praha 8

Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 483

Atypický 483 m²
price upon request
Show property
Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 249
Praha 8

Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 249

Atypický 249 m²
price upon request
Show property
Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 490
Praha 8

Moderní kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 8 - 490

Atypický 490 m²
price upon request
Show property
Luxusní kancelář na prodej Nové Město - 109 m²
Praha 1

Luxusní kancelář na prodej Nové Město - 109 m²

3 + KK 109 m²
17 995 000 CZK
Show property
Kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 1 - 387m2
Praha 1

Kanceláře k pronájmu, Praha 1 - 387m2

Atypický 387 m²
155 000 CZK
Show property
Prodej luxusní administrativní budovy v Praze
Praha 6

Prodej luxusní administrativní budovy v Praze

966 m²
42 000 000 CZK
Show property
Obchodní prostor na prodej, Staré Město - 215

Obchodní prostor na prodej, Staré Město - 215

215 m²
price upon request
Show property
Supermakléřky - real estate comics