Vivienne Westwood Menswear

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The question was asked on the Kitmeout forum: “I am a big Vivienne Westwood fan. How many men here buy Vivienne Westwood menswear? Do most people still see it as a ladies brand? Does Vivienne Westwood have the same problem as Juicy Couture appealing to the menswear market? ” Take a butchers at the full […]

Fashion personas a dated phenomenon?

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Are fashion personas a dated phenomenon, Girogio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto and so on… ? Has society move beyond worshipping the cult of the personality and up to a more profound level where style is held in higher regard than the hype generated around a single personality. Maybe the question […]

Vivienne Westwood, A Concerned Fashion Designer

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Vivienne Westwood predicts humanity is heading for the gas chamber. Her extreme viewpoints on human rights, the financial crisis and the environment ended up being the focus of a Guardian profile from this weekend. She’s even reluctant to encourage people to buy her clothes. On the inevitability of human extinction: I will say something that […]

Vivienne Westwood Gives £1 Million to Save the Planet

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Dame Vivienne said she donated the money after learning that only a tiny amount of the $6.5 billion (£4.2 billion) committed to the World Bank’s Climate Investments Funds (CIF) has been spent. Dame Vivienne has pledged the cash to the charity Cool Earth, which is trying to raise £7 million to prevent logging in the […]

Vivienne Westwood looks to Confucius for guidance

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Here we take a butchers at one of Kitmeout’s favourite fashion brands: “I have always loved the Mao cap, though I hate violent revolution.” remarks Dame Vivienne Westwood, who cites China as the key inspiration behind her Spring/Summer 2012 Gold Label collection at Paris Fashion Week. “I hope their traditional wisdom and experience from a […]

Vivienne Westwood versus Hervia

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One of Kitmeout’s favourite brands, Vivienne Westwood, has been issued with legal proceedings by Hervia. Hervia Limited, which operates seven Vivienne Westwood shops in regional cities, has issued High Court proceedings for breach of contract after the designer sought to end a long-standing franchise agreement in June. “The litigation relates to an attempt by Vivienne […]

Vivienne Westwood Menswear S/S 2011

Vivienne Westwood Menswear S/S 2011 With denim at her centre, Dame Vivienne Westwood takes handy-man chic to a whole other level. The look is shamelessly rough and ready artisan ahoy! The shirts exhibit the same contrived randomness which makes the whole collection a shining paradox or pure Westwood which we’ve all come to love and […]

Vivienne Westwood x Pamela Anderson

Taking a leaf out of Maclaren’s old book of the contrived “rough and ready”, Select’s Tati joins Vivienne Westwood, her husband Andreas Kronthaler and Pamela Anderson for a graffiti adorned spring 2010 campaign image photographed by Juergen Teller.

Vivienne Westwood Clothing to Wallpaper

Vivienne Westwood is perhaps one of fashion’s most anti-establishment figures (how could the queen mother of the sex pistols not be), but that hasn’t stopped her from teaming with the posh British firm Cole & Son for a collection of wallpaper. The range, based on designs from past ready-to-wear collections, launched this month under the […]

Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Dynasty

Dame Vivienne Westwood’s eldest son Ben Westwood is launching his own fashion line for men. Known mostly as an erotic photographic of girls, his decision to break into menswear is not surprising. Rather, it is a natural progression of things. His mother designs both womenswear and menswear; his brother Joseph Corre, the founder of Agent […]

Vivienne Westwood gets vocal!

Mad Madge, whose latest single is in support of Barack Obama, isn’t the only one injecting politics in to pop music. Vivienne Westwood is tossing her hat into the ring too: “I’ve written a political song about the legalized, 42-day detention of suspected terrorists,” said the designer at the London launch of her compilation CD […]

Vivienne Westwood Clothing or Not!

Can you spot Viv?… By the face? Vivienne Westwood was born in Derbyshire, England in 1941. Her father was a shoemaker and her mother a cotton weaver. When she was 16, her family moved to London and Vivienne attended the Harrow School of Art. After spending just one term there, she left to become a […]

Vivienne Westwood Clothing + Catwalk Manifesto

Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, a lifelong Labour supporter, is considering switching to the dark-side; or the darker-side at least. Making a statement: Vivienne Westwood’s spring/summer 2008 collection at Paris Fashion Week: “I’ve never voted Conservative in my life,” said the “godmother of punk” before her spring/summer 2008 collection at the Paris prêt-à-porter season. “But […]

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