Fierce Femmes: Vivienne Westwood Fall 2014

Vivienne Westwood took her strong woman a step further for fall, as fierce, face-painted models swaddled in crushed velvet and bold brocades stomped confidently down the runway. 

An anti-establishment aesthetic resonates with the British Dame and queen of punk. It’s no wonder that the silhouettes, fabrics and prints were mashed together in a harmoniously haphazard way. In fact, from plaid to stripes, flouncy midis to harem pants, nearly all possible silhouettes were accounted for. Yet, there were a couple of strong design elements that held the collection together: Westwood’s signature mutton sleeve, ruffled collars and endless layering, just to name a few.

Furthermore, those waiting for show-stopping eveningwear were not disappointed. Westwood closed the show as strongly as it started, with taffeta and organza gowns. Her bride was a warrior princess ensconced in white tulle.

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