Vivienne Westwood 2014 Spring and Summer Red Label collection
Vivienne Westwood is never scared of putting her personal opinions into her fashion designs and every collection has something.
In this year’s London Fashion Week at the German Gymnasium in London's Kings Cross, the always eccentric and rebellious Westwood presented her 2014 Spring and Summer Red Label collection on the catwalk.
Westwood is a very strong advocate of climate change, and the models makeup featured white-powdered faces and dirty smudges, like zombies or broken porcelain dolls with messy hair – there has to be a message there too - but it was model Lily Cole who captured the red spot light, dancing theatrically around in a Westwood Grecian style gown, interpreting a metaphorical fashion dance.
The 2014 Spring and summer collection was filled with a meadow of flower prints on beautifully draped Halton dresses, blouses and jackets, and one dress featured the classic tartan print– never forgetting her love for Anglomania - a dress that would look perfect on Westwood’s old muse Helena Bonham Carter.
As usual, Westwood’s tailoring is perfect and a stunning black silk tuxedo was a perfect example, as was another daytime suit with jacket and slightly over the knee skirt, and also a stunning dark blue summer coat.
There were white and orange shorts, a fabulous jumpsuit with a deep necklines, a silk parka jacket, long striped shirt dresses with Korean style collars worn over shorts, and the de rigueuer t-shirt worn under a sumptuous sleeveless dress in beige silk brocade, with Westwood’s motto, 'Climate Change' peeking out, that was borrowed directly from the launch of the Climate Revolution initiative at the 2012 London Paralympics closing ceremony.
One military style jumpsuit was covered in a jungle of flowers instead of camo print, and featured two long scarves tied around the knees, because you never know when you’re going to need to parachute out of plane, fashionable dressed, and land at some event.