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Vivienne Westwood Red Label SS14
September 16, 2013
It was a theatrical affair at Vivienne Westwood Red Label, and a very punk, hippie-splayed one at that. The show, which had a schedule start of 5pm, begun with model Lily Cole, engaging in a contemporary dance, which looked pretty possessive, whilst draped in a floor length gown. At this point we were prepped for the dramatic deliverance about to be witnessed.
There were a lot of complex and daring designs within the collection, some clothes worn to look very undone. While most of the clothes seemed very punk, there were intricate florals and details, which softened up looks and created the perfect balance. A red pencil skirt with soft, draping material was cinched in at the waist, and came as a breath of fresh air – it had a clean chicness and girly feel to it amongst all the drama; teamed with a pretty top, adorned in fine florals.
We saw skulls, a black dress with a coloured hand crafted, ruffle detail in the centre, and an exaggerated shoulder was made with a large rose, which was much like the props or decoration you see on stage in a play. A jacquard gold dress was paired with a t-shirt, saying ‘climate’ on the front and there was a gorgeous pair of silky, purple metallic pants, which shimmered down the ghostly stage. Of course, we did see a full black suit, consisting of a black blazer and trousers, as SS14 is proving to celebrate a black ensemble. Layering was huge, and the styles of clothes felt very much like costume dressing.
This collection is definitely not one for the faint hearted; it’s for edgy girls like, model, Lily Cole, who again entered the stage, this time not with a dance, but with Vivienne Westwood after the final walk.
Words Sakaynah Hunter