“Choose well and have fun” has been Vivienne Westwood’s mantra for years. Or something like that. And judging from her spring collection, the dame clearly practices what she preaches. A nipped-in green leopard-print suit set the vibrant mood, while striped, cropped pants gave the impression of jaunty men’s pajamas. Pleated, folded and draped skirts, Victorian-style, were worn with heavily embroidered vests or chain-bearing corsets. Standouts included coats and dresses cleverly draped in a red and cream plaid that felt modern.
In all, the show was signature Westwood—clever and colorful, with plenty of ideas to play with. Even as a post-script in the show notes read, “P.S. I am not depressed. But we need to stop climate change,” when the designer untied a model’s mask and took her bow, it was obvious she’s having fun. Why not? She deserves it.