Pour out some champagne for Viktor & Rolf because it might be a while before we next get to see a ready-to-wear collection from the label, if at all. The pair will present their Fall/Winter 2015 collection this season, opting out of a runway show before halting RTW altogether. The move is said to help the label focus on its fragrance, licensing and couture aspects, much like Jean Paul Gaultier who left the ready-to-wear game in September to focus his attentions in similar categories.
Though the rest of us may be lamenting the loss of the innovative power pair in this sector, Viktor & Rolf seem to be pretty satisfied with the move, as it gives them more time to be creative now that they don’t have to deal with the added stress of the RTW season. Viktor Horsting told WWD the game “started to feel creatively restricting. By letting go of it, we gain more time and freedom.”
We’re sad to see Viktor & Rolf go, but if the extra time to work makes their couture even more amazing, it’s probably worth it for them to chuck ready-to-wear.
See all the Viktor & Rolf collections for a trip down memory lane.