Lily Cole's Self Expression for Vivienne Westwood Red Label at LFW
Paloma Faith taking to the FROW in a beautifully bright checked suit and Lily Cole expressing herself gowned on a dimly lit runway? - Of course there was going to be drama and divas, today brought us Vivienne Westwood's Red Label.
As Miss Cole pranced about the catwalk in a nude oversized gown with her rouge locks flowing we were immediately reminded as to why we love that Viv so much, not just for her eccentricity and inspiration to others but for her signature ruched dresses, arm candy clutches and 'climate revelation' pretty much stamped to every other outfit too.
Collarless shirts tucked into high-waisted paper bag belted shorts and gorgeous tailored suits began the show giving a masculine edge until a 3D floral embellished black silk number hit the catwalk, turning things totally sexy and feminine. Things carried on with a certain girlyness as wild springtime florals, plaids and tightly belted dresses mixed with straw hats, tied up heels and plenty of bling.
One outfit that really stood out was a gorgeous belted two-piece bodice and skirt overlaying a climate-fighting tee, dressing the look down and giving it a new edge, something Westwood does so well. With her usual rich colour palette of browns, reds, navy and metallics and fabrics of silk and fine sequinned goodness we'll be lusting for VW luxury in no time.
Models looked their usual straight-outta-the-asylum VW look with crazily painted faces and legs (little boy from John Rocha show, was that you?) as hair was wildly backcombed and plaited.
Check out Miss Cole doing her thang and holding the sign 'This is my voice' for yourself below.