Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf

BRIDAL SPING 2021

  • 2021 COLLECTION

Big week in art

The surprise for spring 2021 was the new emphasis on softer, freer silhouettes, like an A-line gown with an abbreviated train or a strapless, away-from-the-body dress with a knotted bodice. A single-sleeve ivory caftan was the standout, unadorned but for a small bow at the neckline. Those drapey, unstructured lines aren’t the norm chez V&R; the duo’s signatures are more sculptural, typically in the form of molded ball skirts, folded ruffles, 3-D flowers, and “sugary” embellishments, as Snoeren called them. “We’ve struggled a bit with the fluid [silhouettes], but for some women, they’re a must,” he said. V&R purists won’t be lacking for options either; a satin strapless gown came with a new twist on the duo’s sliced-skirt detail; trimmed with flower petals, it was cut away to reveal soft, airy tulle underneath.