Designer name: Vivienne Westwood
Origin: Glossop, Derbyshire
Career highlights: In 1989, Mr John Fairchild, editor of the fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily, listed Vivienne Westwood as one of the six most influential designers in the world
Vivienne Westwood has been awarded the title of British designer of the year.
She was appointed a Dame for her contribution to brit fashion.
Awarded with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion at the British Fashion Awards in London.
A trustee of Liberty and continues to use her influence to talk about culture and politics, more specifically climate change.
Design signatures: “The adaptation of historical garment construction into modern clothing.”
How she would describe the Vivienne Westwood woman? “My customers are the best ambassadors for my clothes. When people discover them, they seem to have an edge. Honestly, although I'm very proud of my customers, I also love to dress the supermodels. Glamour has a sense of archetype and I adore those archetypal beauties. Fashion is alive when it is being worn and talked about.”
Where does she go in London to seek ideas for a forthcoming collection? "Culture: Classical music, books and paintings. Museums and galleries."
Spring/Summer 2011 collection
Vivienne’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection did not disappoint. This collection ticked all the boxes for me. Luxurious fabrics, sexy dresses, lilac plaid skirts and short suits, cowl neck off the shoulder dresses, on trend camel coloured dresses and boy cut trousers. Leopard print, bold prints, florals, slinky 60’s influenced dresses, suits and dresses covered in sparkle and shine, masculine cut suits made from sensuous luxurious looking materials so they looked ultra sexy and feminine, well tailored sexy suits. There was a good mix of loose and tight fitting dresses, low necklines and classic cut garments.
All in all this collection is actually of the prestige you would expect from the reigning queen of british fashion. This collection has something for everyone and you can guarantee the high St. will be taking influence from Vivenne. Whether your super skinny or on the curvy side this beautiful collection has something for your shape. And who wouldn’t feel sexy in these gorgeous pieces. I for one would wear almost any of these pieces.