Several remakes of Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” on the soundtrack served to punctuate Viktor & Rolf’s theme for spring. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren were channeling activewear, though they did so with their own irreverent touch.
The duo played on the idea with biker shorts and slouchy pants featuring a sportif stripe. Almost every exit had one of these, mostly shown with mesh tops in upbeat floral prints. These looks riffed on traditional shirting, but were ruched, tweaked and deliberately cut together in an asymmetric way. While it may be familiar territory, it was still plenty charming.
They also notably toned down campier proclivities. Playful touches were subtle, as in the way Horsting and Snoeren reworked tank tops, including one with an additional cross strap that added a graphic touch and cutout to the casual staple. Like most of the collection, this particular style can easily be imagined transitioning from runway to retail — without breaking a sweat.