Godmother of punk rock, Vivienne Westwood has been making fashion history
for over 40 years. Starting out at 430 King’s Road in London this small
rockabilly clothing boutique became the birthplace of The Sex Pistols
before Westwood turned it into her infamous SEX shop selling bondage gear.
From here, Westwood started the punk fashion revolution.
Since 1993, Westwood has paid a contemporary
homage to her classic style with her collection Anglomania. Encompassing
the look of 1970s London, rebellious youth and traditional British
heritage-wear Anglomania delivers anarchy with an elegant haute couture
twist by taking inspiration from 18th Century France and
English countryside charm.
Recently updated to suit the high street, Westwood’s Anglomania collection
originally borrowed designs from historical garments and echoed early Dior
by using billowing silhouette’s and fine tailoring. Today Westwood
demonstrates a sophisticated mix of formal and casual-wear using luxurious
silks, sheers, wools, leathers and jersey cotton.
Key pieces include luxurious metallic dresses with draped necklines and
asymmetric hems. Her printed dresses also feature Baroque inspired
painting designs, complimented a cascading, lightweight fabric.
Thick woollen skirts in traditional tartans also give an unusual, quirky
twist to an outfit whilst pirate-style jackets with replicate Westwood’s
1980s new romantic look. Think bespoke tailoring and exotic shapes.
Westwood has also collaborated with shoe designers Melissa for her
Anglomania collection featuring eco-friendly vegan plastic shoes in a fun
selection of colours and styles which are easier on your wallet.
Anglomania presents versions of Vivienne Westwood’s greatest hits in a
more cost-friendly and wearable collection featuring eccentric designs
perfect for fashion lovers, art fans, extroverts and trend setters.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Resources:
Jules - Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood the Anglomania Story
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