May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Sep 28, 2014
Paris: Vivienne Westwood’s collection called “End Ecocide” was to pay “homage to the children in our world and draw “inspiration from them through the ages” . There were all the trademarks one would expect – corsetry, billowing gowns and political provocation, not least from the digital photo prints of impoverished children shown on silk tees and tote bags. Historical references came via frock coats and peasant headdresses while layers of fine fabrics contrasted in their weight and surface texture, came together in a line up that channeled many trends and yet also seemed timeless. – Elle Hankinson
Silhouette: Billowing / Layered
Key items: Zip front nun habit / Draped silk dress / Swimsuit / Edwardian lace trim jacket / Relaxed military fatigues / Culottes and chevron top / Thorn print culottes
Colour: Gunmetal grey / Lichen green / Grape / Bronze / Pistachio / Copper / Black / Dove grey / Acid green / Gold / White
Print & Pattern: Stripes / Grid print / Thorn print / Baroque print / Checks / Gingham / Digital floral print / Graffiti stripe / Child portrait digital photo print
Materials & knits: Lace / Silk / Webbed knitwear / Lycra
Footwear: Wooden soled platforms boots / Open toed mary-jane platforms / Lace-up flat ankle boots / Strappy pumps
Accessories: Tan leather belts / Digital print totes / Mini totes
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