V-neck is surreal inspiration for grey men of fashion

V-neck is surreal inspiration for grey men of fashion

PARIS - Dutch designers Viktor&Rolf on Saturday resumed their love affair with grey in a collection that played on the humble V-neck sweater to conjure up a string of characteristically surreal looks.

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, whose couture shows are often described as more performance art than fashion, opened their first flagship store in Paris in December 2013 with an interior decorated entirely in grey felt.

Continuing their theme for autumn/winter 2014/15, the pair transformed the catwalk into a grey tarmac road complete with white traffic markings and street lights.

Standout looks included a sequence of grey knit dresses - asymmetrical, cut away and voluminous - in boiled wool, and long grey and black dresses embellished with columns of Swarovski crystals.

Later on Saturday, Paris fashion will also host ready-to-wear shows by Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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