Viktor Horsting’s & Rolf Snoeren’s menswear line has found a secure niche in the predominantly safe and wearable echelons of casual menswear. In contrast with the conceptual escapades of their womenswear presentations, the Monsieur collection fulfils a succinct vision of low-key clothes with subtle hints towards the V&R humour.
Against a cloudy backdrop, the spring /summer 2012 collection re-visited the mid-70s for inspiration, as a spiritual journey and a new age mood informed hippy inspired and super relaxed clothing. Magical symbols in the form of dolphins were printed and embroidered on softly structured shirts and knits.
Relaxed tailored silhouettes came in soft shades of sand, hazy blue and rust. Stripy patchwork denim, boot cut trousers, knitted shorts and formal jackets played subtly with Viktor & Rolf’s signature style of mixing formal with casual.
The lighthearted collection didn’t offer any style coups, but the presentation provided wearable, modest and affable opportunities for next season’s wardrobe. The dolphin print will be a covetable motif next spring, but the knitted shorts may not translate so well into stores.