Friday, March 4, 2011

OUR PICK: Vivienve Westwood - Gold Label AW 2011-12

World Wide Woman.

Vivienne Westwood showed yet another incredible modern punk rock collection at Paris Fashion week yesterday. She labeled the collection World Wide Woman and here is what she's got to say about her inspiration behind the collection.

"Fashion is global, influence comes from everywhere in the world. You can wear anything in our part of the world. Anything goes.

But don’t let the world get smaller: World Wide Woman cultivates her values for the sake of our planet and all who live on her. We hope she is growing more powerful and in numbers, in touch with the wonder of reality, controlling her man through the fire of her Imagination and vision.

Traditionally and in general, men have been the pioneers, women the civilizers; they have had vast responsibility in educating their children, they are the center of the home, bringing sweetness and delight, stability and refinement; they are the guardians of culture, most importantly in their creation of the salon (Napoleon agreed to ennoble his generals on condition that their wives opened a salon). It is women who forge the bonds of society.

For the woman who is interested in fashion, she dresses to look important. This depends on taking care on what suits her; the braver she is, the easier and the more beautiful is the woman who makes the dress her own. I expect it is like riding a horse who is yours. Together you dream of open spaces and a world big enough for love and a way to feel free and noble and playful.

Oh yes, walk on a glittering runway with boots made of gold paillettes which dazzle the eyes so you seem to walk on air."

Well, we definitely agree that woman should control her man through the fire of her imagination.
Here's our pick.

Love the gold sequin backpack.

The  color and draping around the shoulder is fabulous. Guess we will be looking at a lot of big shoulder this season.

The proportion of the long-sleeve printed top goes so well with the length of the skirt - it makes the outfit look so well put together. Only a genius would've thought of that.

Love the shoulders.

The patch of gold/black fabric that looks very eastern-oriented brings a fresh hint to the table.

Red riding hood and her cape is back this season.

Here is our least fav. pieces.

We can tell where this punk minnie-mouse look is going but the color of red and white print just doesn't cut it. Not to mention the two strand of feather sticking behind her shoulder. 

There's nothing wrong with this look. It's just that we have seen the tartan look too many times before.

We have to say one thing though - the make-up is pretty intense. We love it when designers love to complete the look with awesome state-of-the-art makeup.