Britain’s doyenne of fashion, Vivienne Westwood, presented her Red Label Spring Summer 2013 collection in the prestigious Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London as part of London Fashion Week.
Entitled “Climate Revolution”, the collection focused on Vivienne’s ongoing campaign to raise awareness about climate change and our need to take action, taking inspiration from British royal gardens throughout history.
Taking cues from the formality of renaissance style gardens, the colour palette from Tudor knot gardens where earth, sand, and rich dusty red bricks were used to fill open spaces between the frosty cold greys, greens and blues of the shrubs and using micro checks and fine wools an a cool alternative to the summer dress and gingham knits, the collection was very “Vivienne Westwood”.
Evening looks were “colder” with icy greys, blues and greens referencing “impressionistic lily ponds” and with metallic silver embroidery. There were also strong shots of strong pink, midnight blue, black and gold in both full and narrow silhouettes.
The show was held in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to celebrate the UK Government’s Britain is Great Campaign that is dedicated to inviting the world to take a fresh looks at everything the UK has to offer. Over 500 fashionistas turned up to check out the show, including top international press and celebrities like Suzy Cameron, Vicky McClure, Jo Wood, Portia Freeman, Marky Ramon and Sara Stockbridge who also performed.