Vivienne Westwood

Spring-Summer 2012 – Over the top makeup, sculptured hair, and exaggerated orb necklaces could only mean one thing – that it was the show of Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label. Westwood is just as rebellious as ever, offering her motif tartan on skirts, trousers and jackets in that dingy, punk way we know best. Her clever tailoring ensured the tops draped, dresses sported cowl necks, and the trousers sagged around the crotch; a shape that is charismatic to her men’s collection. The masculinity did not last long. Due to the asymmetric hems that showed a flash of thigh, tied at the waist with a bow or a belt and paired with plunging necklines or pretty white blouses. Grecian knee-length dresses, black satin cigarette pants and the finale tulle ball gown and gold dress with a foil like metallic finished purported the multitude of textiles and layering used. Vivienne Westwood is still as controversial and unique as ever.

Zoe Garton

Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.


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