Viktor & Rolf was founded by designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren in 1993.
Viktor & Rolf met while studying fashion at the Arnhem art academy.After graduating they moved to Paris. After working for Martin Margiela they started designing their own clothes. In 1993 they won the Festival d'Hyeres prize.
In 1998 Viktor & Rolf had their first, unauthorized, fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week, which was a great hit. V&R also produce women's shoes designed by Dutch designer Fredie Stevens.
Characteristics of their clothes include layering, distorting, repeating, exaggerating and historic design elements. They always come up with new spectaculair themes.