Vivienne Westwood Anglomania: Fashion Term by Apparel Search
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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:
Vivienne Westwood the Anglomania Story
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