Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture Spiritual Glamour AW19 in collaboration with Claudy Jongstra

By: Claudy: 11-07-2019

We are thrilled to share our inspiring collaboration with Viktor&Rolf for the Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 collection Spiritual Glamour. Fascinated by Claudy Jongstra’s scientific research and with great respect for her eco-aware practice and holistic mission for a better planet, Viktor&Rolf created a series of sculptural coats in an array of voluminous shapes from Jongstra’s trademark woollen textiles. The collection focuses on the color black, specifically the complex and mystifying tones of Burgundian Black perfected by master dyers in the 15th to 17th centuries. In collaboration with the Artechne Project (European Research Council) led by Prof. Sven Dupré, artist-alchemist Claudy Jongstra has revived and reimagined the long-lost creation processes for a multitude of lustrous and lasting shades of black. Jongstra’s extensive knowledge and experimentation with natural color-making allowed for the creation of true blacks based solely on natural ingredients and historical recipes.

The Viktor&Rolf Haute Couture Collection 2019 in collaboration with Claudy Jongstra embodies an ode to mother-nature and her powers to provoke an ecological renaissance.