Vivienne Westwood

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Spring-Summer 2011 – The Red Label collection offered the audience vintage Westwood. Geometric shapes filled down the catwalk. Bold collars with perpetuating ruffles created drama, as did the puffed sleeves which gave a fuller shape to the designs. Navy was a predominant colour throughout the show, opening and ending the collection. A smarter wear was up first. The straight leg and wide leg trousers gave off an image of sailor chic. Trousers were ankle grazers were skirts varied between mid and short length. As usual it was pattern galore for the designs. Bold and light check patterns made up the majority of the collection. This created a funky dress or a sophisticated outfit when teamed with Westwood’s white work shirts. The collection had a softer element to it with soft floral dresses. The pastel colours brought out the gentle elements of spring. This came before the final compilation of a glamour embodied by the glittery blue fabric that was used to create a beautifully sleek dress and a pair of sharp tight trousers. Comment must also be made on the shoes. The Melissa style was still in vogue with rubber plimsolls. A chunky love heart necklace – a symbol which has come to epitomise the brand – was also donning the catwalk. Westwood is still on form and this collection was a good as ever.

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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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