Viktor Horsting (b.1969) & Rolf Snoeren (b.1969) met while studying fashion at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design in The Netherlands (1989-1992). They began working together upon graduation, relocating to Paris in 1993 to launch their careers. Their first collection ‘Hyères’ (1993) based on distortion, reconstruction and layering won three prizes at the Salon Europeen des Jeunes Stylistes at the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie. They launched Haute Couture for Spring/Summer 1998.
Known for their conceptual yet technically brilliant designs, the work of Viktor & Rolf is often described as a synthesis of fashion and art. From their play with scale, to their radical fashion presentations, for Viktor & Rolf fashion is a platform for artistic, technical and conceptual experimentation.
Though commercially ambitious, Viktor & Rolf retain their penchant for speculation, retaining a strong presence in the art world. The work of Viktor & Rolf is represented in the collections of fashion museums as well as in numerous private collections.