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Viktor & Rolf | Fashion Artists NGV Melbourne

Viktor & Rolf | Fashion Artists NGV Melbourne

The inspired duo who met at design school in Holland took their ambition and boundary pushing design to Paris on graduation in the late 90’s. Today they continue to grace the progressive periphery of design and couture in a sometimes stifled creative climate.

They draw on raw emotions, are committed to total authenticity, never bending to the sometimes oppressive whims of the fashion industry.

Their work ranges from the wearable to the purely conceptual. Gowns of deconstructed portraiture, piles of tulle and woven rag, to tailored suiting with the word ‘NO’ painstakingly sewn in 3 dimensionally in tweed to express their antagonism at the relentlessness of the International  fashion cycle.

‘Viktor and Rolf - Fashion Artists’  is currently on at the NGV in Melbourne. A spectacular Art meets Fashion display spanning the decades of unbridled creativity and output.  See David Hockney while you are there! There is a great kids space with gif making portraiture booth and paper couture activities (see below).


NGV INTERNATIONAL

GROUND LEVEL, TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

21 OCT 16 – 26 FEB 17

OPEN 10AM–5PM DAILY

 

   

 

ATELIER: VIKTOR&ROLF FOR KIDS

Meet our Designer | Elise Morrow

Meet our Designer | Elise Morrow

A rich tapestry of influences and inspiration drive the creative force that is Elise Morrow, head designer of Saints The Label. International fabric markets, fashion blogs, people watching and the spectacular palettes of artists such as Frida Kahlo, Klimt and the delicate complex works of Sydney based Del Kathryn Barton feed the pool from which the inspired designs of Saints spring.


A sense of confidence whilst being comfortable is one of Elise’s design motivations, essential elements she expects in her own daily styling. She wants her pieces to become staples for seasons to come, a desire supported by the level of quality in fabrication and construction she demands.