The Vivienne Westwood Red Label fall 2013 collectio unveiled at London Fashion Week this past weekend gave fashion enthusiasts a chance to take a peek at her ability to infuse punk elements into vintage classics. However, the grandma of punk seems to have decided to take a softer approach to fashion with her new Red Label lineup as the garments revealed a toned down level of punk chicness and a much visible vintage approach to style. Now, we might have said toned down but that doesn’t mean the designer overlooked her trademark style, on the contrary, it still packs a punch yet looks a tad different and different this season is good!
Numerous styles emerged as must haves at London Fashion Week, vintage styles being one of them. Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label fall 2013 collection couldn’t have missed on the opportunity to take vintage classics to a whole new level and give them a twists that seems to go right at the heart of the new generation of fashion enthusiasts.
“At one point I was quite contemptuous of punks left over from the movement. I thought punk folded because of a lack of ideas, and I wanted to carry on learning. It wasn’t enough to go jumping around and spitting. And then, earlier this year, I was talking to some of the young male models at the men’s show, and they had that punk mentality: Don’t trust governments ever. I think that is punk. And they were interested in what they wore; it really means something. It’s nice to know that mentality still exists in a new generation. I am now really proud of it”, said Vivienne Westwood in an interview with style.com about the movement she helped build over the years and it seems that this is one of the energy-source that helps feed the designer’s creativity!
The Vivienne Westwood Red Label fall 2013 collection opened a cool display of 60s and 70s coats paired with colorful striped over the knee socks, classic cut trousers, draping skirts, baggy trousers and circle skirts that looked oh-so-chic. Midi dresses displayed in bright and achromatic tones and an interesting reinterpretation of the suit seemed to cover the business-chic niche, however these designs weren’t made for just any lady but the fierce and confident honeys that are not afraid to take a risque with their fashion choices.
An A-line full-circle dresses paired with visible tulle lining, asymmetric cut dresses, cardigans paired with midis, chambray coats paired with lace cropped leggings and holographic metallic-finish outfits emphasized the designer’s fearless style, so be sure to check our Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label fall 2013 collection and pick your fave garments as it might be long until you see a collection that feels so safe from the statement-styles loving designer!
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