Viktor & Rolf Monsieur Menswear S/S12

The Dutch duo take a slimline 70s route with mustard yellow tones, suede coats, glitter tuxedos, and angular coats

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Dutch design duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren continue to make their mark in Paris as the opening act at the Menswear week. Through their established brand of quirky everyday-wear the designers once again explored a slimline 70s silhouette, reinforced by their use of white and beige, mustard yellow and a washed out blue. Suits came out teamed with up with sandals and socks, and knitted shorts featured underneath terry cloth polo shirts. The print of choice this season was a dolphin (or several) and the dominating pattern was a crocodile skin boot. Suede coats, glitter tuxedos and suit jackets with angular and deconstructed cuts added to the feeling of a collection that both reassured old fans and enticed new followers. 

Dazed Digital: What was your starting point?
Viktor & Rolf:
Meditation!

DD: In what way?
Viktor & Rolf:
A mood of New Age, a calm feeling!

DD: There was a strong 70s feeling in the collection...
Viktor & Rolf:
It was one of the feelings we had, yes.

DD: How would you describe the Monsieur collection?
Viktor & Rolf:
It's about finding a symbiosis between formal and informal, especially in the tailoring. It was made to look very relaxed...

DD: A few jackets very cut angular in the buttoning...
Viktor & Rolf:
Yes we have a certain double breasted jacket that we reinvent every season and this time around it has a slight diagonal closure.  

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