Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Vivienne Westwood Red Label Woman Autumn-Winter 2016 – Vivienne Westwood, one of the last independent global fashion companies, showcased a collection that gave a glimpse into the creativity that has kept the label in business for decades.

The label displayed how to effortlessly layer to perfection in a combination that involved a white shirt giving a hint of cleavage worn underneath a strapless black dress worn on top of checked trousers. The result was refreshing, clever and worked very well.

Masculine tailoring featured heavily in pant suits and jackets. This was contrasted with skirt suits akin to those worn by Britain’s first (and to date only) female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. A wonderfully creative dress and matching quilt jacket played an optical illusion on the eye when trying to decipher where one item of clothing started and the other ended.

The quirkiness that sets Vivienne Westwood apart was evident in the surprising addition of shorts underneath the thigh high slit of a dress and legwarmers on a non-sporty outfit.

It was in the soft feminine flowing dresses that the label truly came into its own as a versatile fashion house.

Aristocrats Emma McQuiston and her husband Ceawlin Thynn were in attendance at the show.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label Woman Autumn-Winter 2016

 

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Brenda Mulenga

Written by Brenda Mulenga

Brenda, a London Journalism Centre alumna, is our fashion business news writer. She enjoys attending fashion shows, shopping and writing.


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