Vivienne Westwoodâ€™s S/S 2011 show wowed at LFW and her ready to wear collection at Paris Fashion Week did exactly the same.
Fashion designer Westwood is very much aware of the identity factor, as several of the models march down the runway in white-face, similar to the make-up featured in her previous handbag campaign in August. Regardless of what Westwood is trying to prove, she always manages to obtain intrigue, with a sense of ease, by providing the perfect combination of avant-garde and wearability. The most memorable looks inched closer and closer to audacity, with a pale blue bondage mask and white belts with the word fragile in red. The make-up was also noteworthy with animated features including plum lips, exaggerated eyebrows, and a tiny hearts on the cheek.
Models were sent down the catwalk in floral peasant style maxi dresses, as well as metallic striped 80s puff structured long and short frocks. Medeival brocades in deep reds and gold with a hint of gothic also made an appearance thanks to a range of long skirts complete with bodices. These also gave a nod to the Highland look Dame Westwood is so famous for.
Other creations included puffed metallic trousers with gingham print crop tops as well as a casual take o 80s work wear thanks to a jersey skirt and cardigan.