PARIS, Mar 4, 2012/ — Representing a modern Victorian beauty – at one soft and feminine, yet slightly menacing, the Viktor&Rolf Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear collection achieves the house’s signature approach to an unexpected elegance.

Each design contains a careful and delicate juxtaposition: fluid pyjamas silhouettes offer a romantic approach on tailoring while rendered on animal printed silk-satin for a bold contrast: voluminous fur coats are tamed by fine shaving techniques resulting in fresh graphic patterns; eveningwear pairs feather-light transparent tulle gowns with a range of strong details.

Glass embroidery, graphic fur strip embellishments, georgette ruffles and silk fringe provide the contrast. A floor-length open-back tunic offered in dove grey and black is classically elegant while modernly sexy.

The overall transparency of key pieces reveals an undercurrent of sexuality throughout the collection whilst the high-collared form-fitting furs invite privacy.

The colour palette is rich and moody: black provides the backdrop for a metallic range and innovative fur jacquard prints. Standout accessories include knee-high stiletto boots, classic pumps and a handbag range are rendered with a deep tortoise print with shiny finish.

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