Viktor & Rolf Spring 2014: Leave Them Kids Alone
With Pink Floyd blaring through its show venue, Viktor & Rolf sent out a Spring 2014 collection that did a punky take on the school uniform. Is it incongruous to hear the words "We don't need no education" while schoolboy blazers come down the runway, paired with white shirts covered in studs? Not really. In fact, if Britney Spears had to remake the video for "Baby One More Time" today, we imagine she'd wear some of the black, white, and blue pieces from this collection — and not just because she was on the soundtrack, too.
The looks — which included numerous shirts and sweater vests spangled with crests featuring the letters V and R, shirts meticulously decorated with safety pins, and one spectacularly sculptural pleated skirt — were kitschy in a way we don't often see from these very serious designers. But that's what made the show so much fun.