PARIS COUTURE WEEK SPRING 2017

Viktor & Rolf Are Making Sustainable Couture For Our Troubled Times

Written by W Staff
Photographed by Isabel Martinez

Though Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren only founded their eponymous couture label in 1993, the duo looked beyond their own history for their Spring 2017 collection, which they presented in Paris on Wednesday. They sourced old Liberty fabrics, scraps of vintage dresses, gold lamé, and tulle and assembled different textures in novel formations, creating dresses that were at once relics of the past and totally new—and sustainably made, at that. (An environmental statement for these troubled times?) So while their Fall 2016 collection made similar use of their own old designs, with Spring 2017, the Dutch label has expanded its reach. The resulting collection features crinkled tulle ruffs and wide ball skirts with patches of texture sutured onto skirts and bodices—designs that can only exist in three dimensions.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.

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Photo by Isabel Martinez.

Backstage before the presentation of Viktor & Rolf’s A/W ’17 Presentation, during Paris Haute Couture.