Vivienne Westwood Red Label
By Joanna Manganaro

REMIXED HITS London: Blanket coats, tartans, and asymmetrically draped dresses. Vivienne Westwood returned to many of her past hits for her fall collection for …

Feb 17, 2013
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Vivienne Westwood Red Label F/W 2013
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Vivienne Westwood Red Label F/W 2013

REMIXED HITS
London: Blanket coats, tartans, and asymmetrically draped dresses. Vivienne Westwood returned to many of her past hits for her fall collection for Red Label. Upside-down cardigans and jauntily tailored pieces provided the off-kilter/ladylike element that has characterized her work for decades. Speaking of decades, the 1980s was one that Westwood turned to often in her current offering. Graphic zebra stripes, poofy party dresses, and metallics all spoke of the era. The designer also brought back the surrealist kabuki makeup that she has used in seasons past, whitening the models’ faces, slapping pops of turquoise and bright red on their eyes and lips, and highlighting it all with thick black lines. Though there was a lot of looking back in terms of design, Westwood’s signatures never seem to go out of style, so an asymmetrical dress or a shrunken tartan jacket look just as good in 2013 as they ever did in 1983. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Asymmetrical / A-line / Cocoon / Slouchy / Hourglass / Fit-and-flare

Color: Dusty blue / Burgundy / Turquoise / Slate / Navy / Black / Forest green / Mauve / Blush / Gold / Silver / Bright red

Key Items: Striped blanket coat / Asymmetrically draped dresses / Tailored tartan jacket / Harem pants

Materials: Blanket wool / Jacquard / Fine-gauge wool yarns / Slick leather / Menswear-inspired suitings / Organza / Lamé

Print + Pattern: Tartans / Zebra stripes / Wide stripes / Scarf motifs

Details + Trim: Gathering / Sequins and paillettes / Notched plackets

Accessories + Footwear: Circular sunglasses / Printed silk scarfs / Intarsia knit scarves / Jeweled earrings and chokers / Leather gloves / Medium-width belts / Boxy top-handle bags / Wristlets / Large and small clutches / Striped knee socks / Sheer black hosiery / Patterned hosiery / Ankle boots / Pointy-toe pumps / Ankle-strap pumps

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