London Fashion Week SS2013: Vivienne Westwood welcomes us into her British Royal garden
Today it was the Queen of Anarchy, Dame Vivienne Westwood's turn to sex up our wardrobes at London Fashion Week, and this collection was a wash with punky prettiness. Westwood's 80s muse, model and actress Sara Stockbridge took to the mic rocking out with her bleach blonde locks, green eyes and tartan two-piece underneath the gorgeous arches of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to set the scene for the outrageous show entitled 'Climate Revolution'.
Keeping things green, the Red Label collection was inspired by British royal gardens which became clear with Charlotte Free debuting an avant-garde flower headpiece at the start of the show. From Renaissance style to the Victorian era, the garden has catered bowling to tennis, picnics to weddings and even the humble garden party, which Westwood took as inspiration for her micro checks, fine wools, lily pad fluid jersey, metallics and regal midnight blues.
Headpieces were a real focus, from simple straw hats to flower garlands and printed silk head-scarves, whilst point toe heels and boots were a footwear feature point. Models sauntered down the runway with bright painted faces, heavy blue eyelids and tight 50s curls in true Westwood style.
As the show drew to a close, it was sad to see the end of the luxurious fabrics and sequinned wonders, but we knew something was around the corner. The lady herself skipped onto the catwalk with Alice Dellal and Charlotte Free in toe draped in rich bronze opening out a sign saying 'Climate Revolution' . Why not have a click through our gallery or see it all for yourself in the video below?