Since the inception of the Viktor&Rolf label in 1993, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have become fashion world icons, celebrated for the complexity of their garments, which have been described as wearable art and their runway shows, which are often likened to performance art. Now Phaidon is excited to publish Viktor&Rolf: Cover Cover; conceived and designed by acclaimed graphic designer Irma Boom, this book, published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the label, brings to life the legendary duo’s conceptual creations.
Irma Boom is renowned for her bold, experimental, conceptual-led approach to design and Cover Cover elevates bookmaking to a whole new level. Entirely made up of eight-page gatefolds that reference the dramatic layers that feature in the designers’ work. Cover Cover details their beautifully made haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, with images by celebrated photographers such as Tim Walker and Inez and Vinoodh as well as sketches and catwalk shots - all of which have been inverted and reproduced as negatives - each gatefold showcases a specific show or special event, which together give a complete overview of the Viktor&Rolf label.
Edition of 3,000
Special format book, 400 colour illustrations, 520pp