Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf showed the world their Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection during the first week of March at Paris Fashion Week. As they walked down the runway, models looked as if they were marching to battle at first, with their rigid, heavy-duty black garments and red painted faces. As touches of femininity were shown in pleating, floral prints and carefully crafted ruffles, it became evident that models were showcasing a look that fought for a glamorous-yet-macabre sense of empowerment in fashion.
This jumpsuit is no exception. Its single feathered arm is reminiscent of a Black Swan-esque Natalie Portman fighting to be the best dancer, trapped in a delusional and horrifying state of mind. The perfectly tailored pants meet the fitted top with the use of a shiny, black, almost weapon-like belt, and the model’s red war-paint is reflected in her bright red pumps. Though the net insert adds punk appeal and attitude to the garment, perhaps it could have done without it altogether, and remained a one-shoulder piece.
More images from the Viktor & Rolf F/W 2011 RTW runway show can be viewed here.
*Photo Credit: Style.com