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I don't get why people are calling this a gimmick? What gimmick? I don't see a flying pink elephant or fire and glitter explosions.

If trying to think differently and wanting to be different is gimmicky then so be it, but I thought that was what fashion was about.

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[QUOTE=Squizree;9756583] WHAT is the point here? QUOTE]

It's a continuation of their signature, surrealist, playing with proportions. Dolls houses. Down the rabbit hole. The oversized stitching. The oversized lace details.

And there's also a further point because here again - along with Prada, Rodarte, etc, etc - we have dialogue with the language of 50's dress.

In Viktor and Rolf's hands that's without doubt coming from a deconstructivist perspective.

Speaking to the 50's is looking like a major trend. It's a question of how the wearer wears it. Straight and conservative - nostalgia. Or with irony, edge, deconstructively. Cross-ref the hyperfeminity thread in 'in depth'.

My first impression was that this was fairly guady. But actually it's more the backdrop that gives that flavour to the visuals. Quite a few of the more 'day' pieces are actually eminently wearable. Once your eyes adjust. And the red carpet pieces - especially the black with the red stitching - wow.

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I liked this collection

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So ... trashy. I don't like it, at all.

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I like it. It's the most interesting collection this season so far and the only collection to pull an emotion in stead of a yawn.
I agree. Apparently a lot of people hate this collection, but this at least stood out; I actually really love it. In a number of shows so far, the collections seem to be diverting a bit from what is usual for them and it's making for some good surprises.

ETA: ^^^ great post.

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I'm a huge fan of Viktor and Rolf but the collection just isn't getting my attention kind of a let down.

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I think they're injecting much needed fun again exactly where it's needed most. Yes a lot of it is tacky whipped cream, but funnily enough not all sweet. There's a sour bite here and there that stings and I love it.

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this is ugly...and i rarely use that word

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this looks like a bad episode of Project Runway designed by some amateur

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There are a few nice pieces but I do expect more from them and I feel like we didn't get that.

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I'm reminded of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada...... I don't know how I feel about that.

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I like a few dresses but some of the other stuff looks too dolly for me.

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