London Fashion Week: Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Show hopping and style watching kept our buyers busy last weekend for London Fashion Week, where buyers, press and celebrities united in anticipation for the trends of the Spring/Summer 2013 season.

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It’s always going to be one of the hotly anticipated shows and Vivienne Westwood Red Label didn’t disappoint with an eclectic collection inspired by the British Royal Gardens and held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Westminster. The beautiful and achingly cool model, Charlotte Free opened the show with a floral headband and a er, green face. More models and more coloured faces followed but the collection was undeniably stunning.

The collection itself was far less dark than the Westwood we have come to expect — no pirates or punks here. Instead ladylike characters took their place in shades of creams, powder blues and baby pinks with ditsy floral prints as a reminder of the season to come. There was a distinct retro vibe to some of the looks with pearl necklaces thrown nonchalantly over shoulders, hair set and blow-dried, ladylike handbags and satin gloves. While flashes of red and fuchsia silks and black sequins injected the sex appeal!

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And just when we had thought Viv had gone all demure on us, out she comes for the finale wearing a drawn on moustache and a pair of tights over her shorts! Her message was clear however, urging us all to take responsibility for climate change. You can read more about Vivienne Westwood’s Climate Revolution on her blog.