VIVIENNE WESTWOOD - PUNK IS NOT DEAD
Hi, fashion people! Hope you are doing well, not counting calories during holiday festivities and treats!:). In today´s post I want to say something about Vivienne Westwood couture. If anyone is couture-ish, if anyone makes dramatic than that is Viv. Her fashion work is reflection of her believes about society in general so she was and still is a grandiose rebel. She was a pioneer of subculture movement, called punk! And that fact defenitely had a great impact on her couture art.
What I love about her way of expression is that it is fearless, bold, she is not affraid of mixing concepts of life, art, pop-culture. And from all those mixed pieces we have ingenuine conglomerate of beautiful couture as a result. Mentioning punk, she was first desiger who incorporated and brought it in mainstream fashion pushing well known boundaries of haute couture.
She loves to correspondet to tradition so one of her trade mark are tartan patterns. She incorporates them in couture, making finest ensembles, all of that featured by voluminous down parts of gowns. Only Vivienne can make a glamorous wedding dress inspired by this scottish trade mark still looking gorgeous and breathtaking. Her art is brave, decadent but still elegant and on every fashion enthusiast´s "the best off" list. I think that is still the great thing about Britain´s fashion. It´s original, brave and full of experiment in visual way.
Talking about wedding dress, her work, a one particular piece, was featured in the famous fashion movie, "Sex And The City I". A stunning wedding dress worn by Sarah-Jessica Parker, was a such memorable moment, an instant all over globe recognizable move. More than that one designer couldn´t wish! But Vivienne is not about that, about fame or glory. She is her couture, she lives through her fashion expression and that´s the most important thing avoiding tendency drama, filtrating it in pure art.
What are your impressions and thoughts about Vivienne Westwood´s work? Do you like her edgyness, do you find it interested and glamorous?
Thank you for your attention!