Thursday, January 21, 2010

the amsterdam chainsaw massacre

A couple of days ago the cover of Dazed and Confused's February issue hit the internet showing model Magdalena Frackowiak wearing one of Viktor & Rolf's Spring/ Summer 2010 pieces. To be honest, I wasn't that big of a fan of the show when I first saw it, I tend to focus my love more on things you can actually wear, but after seeing this spread I've changed my mind. Though I'd still never wear these, I love the way that the photos are so simple because you don't need anything other than dress. The dress alone stands as a work of art, and if it did have more than a white background it would be too much. The spread is called "The Amsterdam Chainsaw Massacre," with photography by Josh Olins, and bears the tag line "In a season when fashion houses are playing it safe, maverick designers Viktor & Rolf took on the credit crunch with their thrillingly impractical mutilation of tulle." The images are beautiful, and I thought I'd share them with you guys, maybe not as a source to pick your next outfit from, but definitely a source of inspiration!





src: fashiongonerogue




To see all the images from the spread and the cover, click here!
xo

46 comments:

  1. This is a really inspiring post. Thanks for sharing. I really like the third and the last... too cool
    *Nathalie

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  2. Hiya!
    Love these pictures, they're super cool :-) You always have the most perfect posts!
    Panda xx
    Thank yew for my lovely lovely comment! It made me smile!

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  3. i love this spread! i totally agree with you - not something you would wear and more difficult to relate to... but after reading that segment explaining it, it makes more sense.... and, let's be honest, it is totally beautiful!!

    the first and last photos are my favourite. such a good spread and fabulous idea to mention it here. it really is inspiring. xx

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  4. Nice spread! I was exactly the same and quite apprehensive of the Viktor and Rolf's designs, initally. But now, they're really intricate and make such a statement, that they're perfect on a blank canvas; no accessories needed because the dresses speak for themselves.

    I think the second is my favourite, the shade of the dress is just beautiful as well as the prominent assymetric shape. Love it!

    Chloe xxx
    http://www.chloeinfinite.blogspot.com

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  5. i loved this collection the moment i saw it! xx

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  6. thanks darling!

    i'm like you... i look to collections for more practical pieces that i could actually recreate or get some wear out of. however, this is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

    http://www.daniellebarbe.blogspot.com

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  7. I have never seen dresses like this, am amazed they they really exist.

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  8. i love this dresses! beautiful photos!

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  9. what a wonderful dresses!!! and I see them on the polish model. :)

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  10. they always come up with these oddly amazing pieces!! im speechless lol loveeee*

    xo

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  11. The colors of the first dress= *drool*

    So freaking gorgeous.

    Cute cute <3

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  12. these dresses are amazing; i like the description 'thrillingly impractical' - very apt! haha.
    and thankyou for your comment, love your blog! following :) xx

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  13. Love the spread. It's definitely an interesting concept! Love your blog! Def. following!

    Love, Meg @ www.strawberriesandlace.blogspot.com

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  14. Really, really like these photographs. Some of the most interesting dresses and collection from that season I think.

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  15. really beautiful!
    your blog inspires me !

    xx, R.

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  16. oh how i love these dresses. i want to cut holes in my clothes now!
    xx

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  17. those dresses were absolutely breathtaking (the runway video, that is. i can't even imagine them in person!) they are seriously so incredible

    xx

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  18. Oh my goodness, what is wierd is that I was styling my scarf today in my hair just like the black bow on that girls head. I was worried it looked weird, but after seeing this I think I shall wear it! I agree with you, I rarely put a lot of thought into clothes I can't really wear, but these dresses are works of art!

    http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

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  19. oh my gosh the dress ^________^
    i want to wear the third dress to the graduate dinner LOL

    xoxo

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  20. ahh you've got to see lady gaga in this dress in elle january. she looks KILLING!
    xx
    and gorgeouss blogg! will definitely be stopping by to visit again SOON!

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  21. these are so lovely! i first saw them when katy perry wore one to a british awards show i think and it was stunning!

    http://juliannetheoctopus.blogspot.com//

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  22. seriously thiss is amazing, i would so wear this for prom even if its too much i really like it.
    xo,
    http://whitenailpolishandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  23. Beautiful! These are so amazing. It's like a fairy tale.

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  24. saw this on the runway and my reaction was..WOW! how on earth they made a dress like this. It's really marvelous. wow! genius.

    I am Denise Katipunera

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  25. i love what they created with the tulle! just gorgeous:) thanks for sharing these pics. thanks again for dropping by my blog:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  26. omg I saw this spread a few days ago and immediately saved all of the pics. So innovative <3 victor & rolf. You are so right, it would have been way too much if the background were any different

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  27. OMG OMG i loved this collection!
    i watched it in ftv and seriously fell off my chair
    so stunned at their work haha

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  28. I found your blog through Lola's PR blog - and I am lovinggg what I am seeing so far on your blog!

    These dresses are incredible - the girlyness of them mixed with ruggard, sharp and unexpected touches! Beautiful!

    Happy Fridayyyy :D
    x

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  29. These are all incredibly creative, and gorgeous!

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  30. These dresses are amazing! I love the structure.
    xx

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  31. and i thought the collection was all totally unwearable!

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  32. Viktor & Rolf! those designs are whimsical <333

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  33. Victor & Rolf are my heroes <3

    X

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  34. awesome. the last one is my favourite :) but blimey that is one skinny model :s xxx

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  35. they are so different...I love it!!!

    http://thebuzzonfashion.blogspot.com

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  36. I've seen so many designers play with tulle like this, when it's so dense, you can make such awesome shapes...Chalayan did something similar!

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  37. fascinating dresses!!!!
    wow must have been a lot of work constructing these designs -- they're amazing!!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  38. Viktor and Rolf is one of my top favourite designers! These dresses were just exquisitive! so beautiful
    xxx

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  39. Oh my God, those dresses are glorious! They're like a cross between a Victorian ball and a Japanese slasher flick.

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  40. oh WOW great shots, nice dresses! V&R are always this creative

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  41. I'm crazy about the last dress!

    Judith
    http://couture-and-beauty.blogspot.com/

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  42. strange dreses, but I love them!

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  43. This collection is so adorable! Love it!
    Viktor&Rolf are geniuses!

    kisses and flowers to you

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