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Vivienne Westwood titled her Spring 2013 collection Climate Revolution, and there was definitely every bit of the revolutionary we have come to expect from Westwood.

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While her signature flares for corsetry, heavy detail and overwrought fabrics were still on display, they were toned down a lot from previous seasons. This left room for a new obsession with unfinished details like tattered hems and seams. It went beyond artfully distressed to dresses and skirts that looked as if pieces may fall off on the runway.

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There was an interplay between more modern playsuits and trendy "no pants" dressing and costumery that made me wish Westwood were involved in the upcoming Les Mis film. A metallic purple body suit with pointy bodice shared the runway with milk maidish dresses featuring panniers and revolution-era silhouettes. Peasant dressing was in full effect, but there wasn't much boho about it.

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Westwood as always did amazing things with draping, ruching and gathering fabrics in a way that looks so effortless you know it took a lot of effort. Towards the end there was definitely a focus on volume and sculptural fashion. Despite its eclectic vibe and scattered aesthetics, there was more commercial appeal to this collection than we sometimes see from Westwood.