Haute Couture Fashion Week: Viktor&Rolf Fall 2020
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Apart from the digital-format presentations, the actual clothes shown by designers this haute couture season have been pretty much business as usual. Viktor&Rolf stands out as the only one to have fully addressed the strange, disconcerting reality of our current times. 

With three capsules of three looks each, the designer duo cycles through our collective pandemic-induced states of mind, from gloom to anxiety and confusion before finally landing on love and serenity. Each mini-wardrobe comprises a nightgown, dressing gown and coat—a nod to our mostly house-bound lives now. The coats even come with unwieldy protrusions designed with social-distancing in mind.  

A campy narration by singer Mika—in the style of old-school couture salons—advocating both the wearing of face masks and the freedom to love makes this a show not just to be seen, but heard. Capturing and reflecting this unique moment in time with their signature droll wit intact, Viktor&Rolf closes out this digital couture fashion week on a high note.

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