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11 Jan

Vivienne Westwood’s Colour Palettes For A War On Mediocrity

Vivienne Westwood A/W18Photography by Maria Ziegelboeck, Courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

As the unstoppable designer presents her A/W18 collection, Ana Kinsella examines its statement-making hues

This week Vivienne Westwood presented her latest collection for Autumn/Winter 2018, and with with her typical off-kilter joie de vivre – rather than staging a fashion show in the midst of a packed schedule, it was presented in the form of a short film, lookbook and corresponding essay titled Don’t Get Killed. Riffing on the theme of war and the contemporary world, the collection sees Westwood take colours often linked to the military or to warfare and reposition them as symbols of hope and optimism. Consider this the latest call-to-arms in Westwood’s own war against mediocrity – the latest chapter in her ongoing attempt to awaken us to the quiet tyranny of our modern way of...
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