It's impossible to forget that Viktor & Rolf dress that Roisin Murphy wore on the single sleeve for "Overpowered." In fact, it is more like a portable sounstage with its own sound and lighting rig. Roisin will partner again with the two Dutch designers this upcoming Saturday for a special outing in Paris. She will be performing brand-new musical material at Viktor & Rolf's Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show.
Viktor & Rolf are big fans of Roisin who perfectly fits their focus. "We are attracted and inspired by what we call mega-women: strong women who follow their own path and are uncompromisingly themselves," the design duo says in a press release."Roisin Murphy is a source of inspiration for us. We share with her the need for theatricality and performance in our work. Roisin personifies a power of transformation. On-stage she easily morphs into a beautifully fierce character, while off-stage she is the counterpart of her theatrical self: soft-spoken, modest, even quiet.
"Apart from the innovative and terrific music she makes, she has a unique sense of style that is fearless and uncompromising. She wears theatrical pieces with the ease of a t-shirt, making them her own. It is an honour for us that Roisin will be performing live at our show!"
Roisin, who is highly pregnant, adds, "I am a huge fan of Viktor & Rolf, their designs encapsulate futuristic techniques and wry surrealism, the clothes are literally a thrill to wear (. . .) I find levels of story and concept in their work and have road tested many of their designs on stage. For my performances I am looking for clothing to amplify the often conflicting emotions in my own work. I want nothing to box me in as a performer , any notions of "chic" must be counterbalanced with humour and wit, intelligence comes with fearlessness and joy comes with the memory of pain. Being human is a complex business and that is exactly what I wish to reflect, even in the way I dress. These ideas are timeless and so are Viktor & Rolf."
Here's the best part of all. Viktor & Rolf will post video of the live performance on their website right after the Paris show on Saturday.