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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

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:

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.