Vivienne Westwood: a breaker of the norms in fashion

22.05.2013 / PRODUCTS

Vivienne Westwood has always been a breaker of the norms in fashion. Her latest cause remains the climate revolution and re-using clothing that you have in your closet to make something new. The collection featured printed dresses about knee length, skirtsuits, and twinsets. Some were styled to represent a British sensibility complete with pearls, gloves, and top-handle bags. Vivienne Westwood continues to mix the old traditional British style with the new fashion, cuts, and ideas of the age. The clothing harkens back to the 1950′s in both silhouette and material choices, when clothing was more permanent and consumerism wasn’t rampant. The Vivienne Westwood girl is modern thinking, yet her clothing still evokes traditions of the past. Now available at YOUR.



Vivienne’s Anglomania

28.11.2011 / PRODUCTS

This season, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania’s Autumn-Winter 2010/2011 collection not only takes inspiration from the silhouette and prints of Yabusame costumes but also the attitude and characterisations behind it.

Thick brush-strokes have been applied against a colour blocked background to create a modern calligraphy pattern. Colour blocking has also been used to create tribal inspired prints. These are matched with Westwood’s signature checks, tartans and chunky stripes.

Pieces such as the harem trousers and winged geometric coats and tunics have mirrored the silhouette of the Yabusame dress. Shoulders have also been made squarer too to give a stronger look. The emphasis on the collection is on layering and mismatching – putting together various prints, colours and textures to create a modern outfit. Available at YOUR!



Candy-scented plastic dreams?

23.10.2011 / PRODUCTS

Brazil’s plastic footwear company Melissa, whose did several collaborations with none other than the Grande Dame of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood, is keeping it coming with the plastic dreams.

This is a shoe collection and collaboration that deserves spotlights!
It’s proof in the plastic that the mania for their candy-scented shoes will once again go unrivaled.

In store now!



A nod to the glamour of the 50′s

11.06.2011 / PRODUCTS

The youthful collection paid homage to Vivienne Westwood’s iconic styles of the 70s and 80s. With everything from punk, pirate, mini crinis and bondage being re-invented. The models were decorated with flashes of luminescent eye shadow and crimped, back combed hair, all in the spirit of youth and eras gone by. While the mini black berets and disheveled straw hats perched on their heads nodded to the Glamour of the 50’s.

The look of the collection was enhanced with synched corseted waists and bell skirted floral and gingham summer dresses. Whilst wide stripe drape dresses echoed the infamous ‘Pirate’ collection, along with the iconic strappy pirate boots elevated for attitude. Acid house checks, bold prints and elegant silhouettes also held there place among the array of nostalgia. This Vivienne Westwood Anarchy Pirate dress is a must have in your Spring/Summer warderobe. Come and try it on, you’ll love it.



Westwood, Vivienne Westwood

10.03.2011 / PRODUCTS

Asking whether Vivienne Westwood can do any wrong would be a little redundant — the answer is generally going to be no. For her spring summer 2011 collection, Westwood presented a strong set of well made staples, with a few grand flourishes thrown in for good measure.

There is, for example, the white cocktail dress with the exaggerated collar, or the short, one-shouldered tunic model Daisy Lowe trotted out in. Jacquetta Wheeler modeled a flawless dark blue sequined cocktail dress with a sweetheart neckline. (There weren’t just stars on the runway, though. Pamela Anderson and Danny Cipriani among other boldface names, sat front row at the show.)

Westwood can do extreme just as well as she can do simple, and she showed that with dresses covered in cascading, ruffled detail, and by turning prints most designers would either use sparingly or apply to simple shapes into full outfits.



Vivienne’s Anglomania

25.01.2011 / PRODUCTS

‘Yabusame’ (流鏑馬) is a type of Japanese archery, performed while riding a horse. It was designed as a way to please and entertain the myriad of gods that watch over Japan, thus encouraging their blessings for the prosperity of the land, the people, and the harvest.

Considered a ritual rather than a sport because of its solemn style and religious connotations, the costumes worn are one of tradition and appear heavily printed and often embroided with billowing silhouettes.

Last season, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania’s Autumn-Winter 2010/2011 collection did not only takes inspiration from the silhouette and prints of Yabusame costumes but also the attitude and characterisations behind it.

Thick brush-strokes have been applied against a colour blocked background to create a modern calligraphy pattern. Colour blocking has also been used to create tribal inspired prints. These are matched with Westwood’s signature checks, tartans and chunky stripes.

Pieces such as the harem trousers and winged geometric coats and tunics have mirrored the silhouette of the Yabusame dress. Shoulders have also been made squarer too to give a stronger look. The emphasis on the collection is on layering and mismatching – putting together various prints, colours and textures to create a modern outfit.

Come check out our sales on the Anglomania collection!