Vivienne Westwood

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Autumn-Winter 2011/12 –  Vivienne Westwood’s dramatic collection encompassed the rocking chaos she has come to epitomise for so long. The glittering gold catwalk may have symbolised elegance but Westwood stood true to her roots when the first model that entered the arena beheld black makeup smudged down her face; the grungy manner we are all familiar with. Herringbone tweed suits were a token gesture to her roots, as were the exaggerated proportions and jumbled mix up of fabrics. The mixture of fabrics culminated in a variation of designs. The sparkly brocade frock coats contrasted with the blue dungaree dresses whilst pinstripe skirts were pair with shearling jackets. The Seventies trend has been so prevalent this season and it didn’t stop at Westwood. Her orange and green printed jumpsuits and famous taffeta dresses relayed the Seventies vibe strongly. It wouldn’t be a Westwood show without a pair of quirky shoes, and the gold sequinned Mary Janes worn with ribbed burgundy socks was the ticket this season.

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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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