Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Vivienne Westwood Red Label @ London Fashion Week 2011
Designer name: Vivienne Westwood
Origin: Glossop, Derbyshire
Career highlights: In 1989, Mr. John Fairchild, president of Fairchild publications and editor of the fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily, listed Vivienne Westwood as one of the six most influential designers in the world in his book Chic Savages.
In 1990, Vivienne Westwood was awarded the prestigious title of British designer of the year.
In 2006, her contribution towards British fashion was officially recognized when she was appointed a Dame.
In 2007, Westwood was rewarded with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion at the British Fashion Awards in London.
Vivienne Westwood is a trustee of Liberty and continues to uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.
Design signatures: “The adaptation of historical garment construction into modern clothing.”
How would you 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.”
Taken from London Fashion Week. To view the entire collection just click HERE.
We will be showing more from our favourite designers showcasing their SS12 collections!