Catwalk Review: Viktor &Amp; Rolf A/W 2011/12

06/03/2011 10:00 | Updated 22 May 2015

Viktor & Rolf on the Paris Fashion Week runway. Photo: Getty

DESIGNERS: Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting

INSPIRATION: The Crusades, and videos of British medieval re-enactments festivals.

TOP LOOKS: Despite the eccentric starting point, this was a lesson in exquisite tailoring, where knife pleats were so sharp and defined that they became armour, while pleated skirts were created from strips of leather and wool to startling effect. We loved the blouse (pictured left) that featured hundreds of tiny squares of fabric, which moved beautifully up the runway.

WHO WAS THERE: Daisy Lowe, Elly Jackson and Leigh Lezark were all sitting pretty on the f-row.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Yes there was a medieval drawbridge, and yes there were breast plates and armour and red painted faces. But when all is said and done, this was a remarkably wearable show. For Viktor & Rolf, that is.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=989482&pid=989481&uts=1299405673

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