While he may not have donned one of these to wander down the street in Arles, Vincent Van Gogh is the creative trigger behind designers Viktor & Rolf's newest collection. Throwing back to their Dutch roots, the Amsterdam-based designers' 'Van Gogh Girls' collection makes haute couture of the post-impressionist master's work — and it's just so pretty.
Making its debut in Paris this week at Viktor & Rolf's Spring 2015 haute couture show, the collection is a flurry of straw headresses, open lace structures and structured babydoll dresses, embellished with both 3D flowers and printed batik-dyed patterns inspired by the flowers of Van Gogh. Van Gogh's little straw hat — or the hats of his country-dwelling sitters — has never looked so Bjork.
Viktor & Rolf's designs have been considered artworks in themselves, as Fast Company points out, three of the 'works' have been bought by art collector Han Nefkens for Rotterdam's Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen — which makes it one of the most epic realisations of Van Gogh's work as high fashion; a level above Rodarte's Sunflowers-inspired ready-to-wear range for Target in 2011.