Against a fiery orange and red backdrop, Vivienne Westwood took her runway across the world and back with a collection influenced by a variety of cultures. Using models from different races, Westwood’s standout showcase at the British ambassador’s residence sent out numerous positive messages, something for which the British designer is well known.
Westwood’s playful character was shown across the board with her take on childhood classics, with each character reworked and transformed into a modern-day cartoon. In an unusual twist Westwood added simple shimmer dresses to the collection, worn with contrasting print accessories, crowns and tiaras, and make-up featuring a heart emblazoned across the models’ faces. For a complete change, rich and elegant high-waisted dresses encrusted with emerald jewels and accessorised with chandelier earrings were contrasted with dishevelled beehives for a punk-rock look.
Pieces with a 1950s influence featured heavily, with knicker shorts matched with midriff tops alongside short, jewel-encrusted playsuits. For a hint of the East with a British punk twist, Westwood displayed a geisha-inspired multi-layer wrap-around striped coat with fringing details. Ensuring that her ‘climate revolution’ message was heard loud and clear, Westwood’s models flew the flag, literally, with a selection of flags worn as capes and slogan T-shirts, making us all sit up and take notice.
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