Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren can always be relied upon to make a bold statement. This time they took the flowers that have been seen all over the runways this spring/summer haute couture season and scaled them up to Brobdingnagian proportions.
There were flower prints, of course, increasingly colourful as the show went on, but the silhouettes themselves also resembled exotic blooms. To describe them as overblown would not do them justice. Equally pastoral in intent were sheaves of golden wheat sprouting from more than a few outfits - at least some looks appeared to be suspended from frames of these.
The show was short and very sweet: youthful models padded about in their flower dresses and floral print flip flops to match and with twigs, straw and more wheat in their hair.
This was clearly not a collection that drew on haute couture embellishment in the traditional sense but in its own, highly idiosyncratic way it certainly chimed with the prevailing mood.