Viktor & Rolf Runway Review | Fashion Week Fall 2013

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2013

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren's theatrical runway antics took a backseat to wearability again for Fall 2013 — but that doesn't mean this collection was much less dramatic than past seasons'.

Working almost exclusively in black and white, the duo created dresses, skirts, and shirts with their signature ruffles and bows. Some of these would have looked sweet if it hadn't been for the stark palette. But instead, these garments had a noticeable edge — especially when paired with the short, almost tutu-like miniskirts that exposed long stretches of the models' legs.

Speaking of legs, the designers embroidered, beaded, and feathered a few garments — most notably a few pairs of trousers — to make them look ripped up. It's the kind of engineered destruction that looks good on and off the runway.