Vivienne Westwood Gold

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Autumn-Winter 2012/13 – Vivienne’s Gold collection was just that: first class, a shining emblem of talent which represents years of cultivation and hard work. Westwood consistently imbues an element of history in her collections whether it be political or other and this time was no different. There was a rough edge to the collection, be it ragged hems on maxi-length coats, disheveled hair, and shorts which looked like they had been roughly wrenched from trousers. There was, of course, the heritage tweed and tartan, making for coats, shorts, tops and a heritage tweed hat – Westwood’s patriotic element envisioned with the British flag too. An angular construction took hold of suit jackets yet at the same time, there were blanket coats and sweeping coats for a punk nonchalance look, a look aided with brazen tutus and platforms. Ragamuffin knits and slouchy pants preceded grand-jeweled dresses for a finale of magnificent ball-gowns.

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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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