Sunday, February 17, 2013

London Fashion Week: Day 3

Cocaine Princess here.

Vivienne Westwood presented her collection Red Label collection today. She posted a collage of pictures to show the inspiration behind her A/W 2013-14 collection, one of them included a picture of the 1895 portrait called the "Flaming June" by artist  Sir Frederic Leighton.  I was a little confused when I saw the invitation with Santa Claus on the cover. If anything Vivienne Westwood is somewhat of an eccentric designer. I've never worn any of her clothes only because they are a bit on the theatrical side.

The show took place at the Sattchi Gallery on King's Road, where guests included singer Bryan Adams, sister Peaches and Pixie Geldof and of course Anna Wintour.

Peaches Geldof in the middle.

Vivienne Westwood on her way inside the Sattchi Gallery.

The show opened with a mulberry and blue striped wool coat and matching socks.

Animal striped wool coat. Check out those crazy socks!

Animal: Make-up matching zebra stripes and crazy socks

Other pieces from the Red Label Collection:

Odd tailoring and fabric layering can only mean Westwood

Mix every shade of green with every type of pattern and voila

Fashion Journalist Liz Jones was not impressed with the collection:

"Dame Vivienne Westwood's show featured lots of striped wool blanket coats, mulberry and wine and lame, trademark draping on dresses and skirts, a mullet dress and an asymmetric cardi - and a wrap that looked like a bath towel...."

I didn't really see any inspiration taken from the Flaming June portrait however perhaps this is her interpretation?

Tomorrow Day 4.

Cocaine Princess 


Miss Caught Up said...

Hmmm yes.. maybe it was inspired, not in a literal term... I wish I can catch London Fashion Week! Or any Fashion Week!! :)

Cocaine Princess said...

Miss Caught Up at 12:37,

Good point.