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Viktor & Rolf’’s Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection during Fashion Week Haute Couture Paris is a surreal mix of sportive and feminine influences. A contemporary elevation of modern-day sportswear infused with an array of feminine and unexpected elements, which focus in on bringing sporty back. Presented in the Résidence des Pays-Bas, the Dutch designer’s collection hones in on compact tailoring, athletic detailing and an abstract elastication that adds an unexpected twist to the garments.
Cycling shorts and pants; tank tops, mini skirts and dresses create a super tight fit, which builds the base of this season’s defile and are complemented by statement pieces such as jackets, jumpsuits and voluminous shirts and dresses which boast a fullness and add to the creation of the SS15 silhouette.
Delicate and strong, the collection is accented through a lively color palate highlighted by tones of lobster pink, yellow, pale lime, pale lavender, and sky blue. Embroidered and printed bright flower motifs contrast the soft color palate, the sporty elements and enhance the visual experience. The prints are bold and playful, mimicking the 3D flowers used in the embroidery. Contrasting the flowers, a crinkle print depicts a more abstract interpretation and ties back to the overall sporty influence of the collection.
This season’s accessories represent a luxurious and sportive feeling, which is interpreted in the construction, material and color of the designs. An integrated sock adds to the playfulness of the statement shoes and creates an outspoken style, which is perfectly in tune with the essence of the collection. Spring/Summer 2015 introduces the exclusive Viktor & Rolf Baby Bombette handbag, which enriches the house’s signature Bombette handbag range.
The legendary and iconic Gstaad Royal Palace was the backdrop for the glamorous gala dinner hosted by business magnate, Patrick Liotard-Vogt, and the stunning Carey Mulligan to benefit War Child International. Mr. Eugene, whose next public collection – FRANKLIN EUGENE PEERLESS Men’s Fall/Winter 2015-2016 – will be showcased next month during Milan Men’s Fashion Week, attended the chic invitation-only affair. Dianna Agron, Taylor Re Lynn, Clement Marfo, Waris Ahluwalia and a host of other VIPs were also in attendance.
While actresses Carey Mulligan, Dianna Agron, and Taylor Re Lynn captivated the crowd in Alexander McQueen, Osman for Tinker Tailor, and custom Franklin Eugene respectively, Mr. Eugene mesmerized fans and VIP onlookers alike when he entered the room wearing the Rit Johnson from his forthcoming Peerless Collection. The Rit Johnson is one of the fashion showpiece suits from the Peerless Collection. The suit is comprised of an ankle length black wool crepe tuxedo jacket with coordinating trousers. The jacket design was inspired by the trench coat. The jacket has black satin detailing and Mr. Eugene’s trademark eight button arm cuff in Swarovski Crystal. A coordinating belt made of black wool crepe completed the look.
“The Rit Johnson is one of my favorite trench coat-inspired suits from the Pearless Collection, and I could not think of a better place to present it to the world than the Gstaad Royal Palace”, noted Eugene.
(L-R) Actress Taylor Re Lynn, actress Diana Agron and designer Franklin Eugene.
The entire event was a great success as guests stood together to raise awareness and proceeds for War Child International. The charity is committed to protecting and supporting children affected by armed conflict. The organization empowers children to claim their rights, develop to their full potential and contribute to a peaceful future for themselves and their respective communities. With offices around the world, the organization is making a real difference in the lives of children impacted by war. The benefit raised over $95,000 for War Child. “I salute Ms. Mulligan and everyone involved with War Child for their extraordinary work in uplifting child victims of war”, stated Eugene.