May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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London: Vivienne Westwood’s signature asymmetric dishevelment was alive and well on the runway this season, an integral part of her wide-ranging Fall presentation. As expected, suiting was the standout here and Westwood crafted menswear pinstripes into relaxed little skirt suits and high-collar shirting, while her classic plaids turned up as feminine tapered trousers or wrapped cashmere vests. A series of wool separates in cool shades of blue and grey was also compelling, with fitted hourglass silhouettes and tonal layers. Draped jersey dresses and off the shoulder satin frocks had a certain charm, but from there the collection seemed scattered and flipped through everything from ikat to graphic t-shirts.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Relaxed / Tapered / Hourglass / Asymmetric
Color: Plum / White / Burgundy / Grey / Black / Camel / Lilac / Silver / Pastel blue / Fuchsia / Crimson / Chocolate / Lemon / Pumpkin
Key Items: Simple macintosh coats / Slim trousers / Funnel neck overcoats / Silk tie-neck blouses / Tapered plaid trousers / Skirt suits / Cotton apron dresses / Draped leather tunics / Walking shorts / Cable knit cardigans / Wrapped vests / Cropped capes / Sweater dresses / Wrap skirts
Materials: Cotton / Wool / Fur / Silk / Cashmere / Leather / Denim / Satin
Print + Pattern: Checks / Swirls / Plaid / Stripes / Animal prints / Ethnic patterns / Houndstooth / Abstract ikats / Dots
Details + Trim: Asymmetry / Pleating / Draping / Self-belts / Embroidered patches / Ruffles / Bows
Accessories + Footwear: Headscarves / Spectacles / Leather tote bags / Opaque hosiery / Slim leather belts / Fur bags / Plastic aviators / Fedoras / Knit gloves / Doctor bags / Knit scarves / Satin ankle boots / Peep toe heels / Knit socks / Knee-high boots / Clutches / Chain strap bags / Mini-bags / Thin-strap sandals
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