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Vivienne Westwood’s Bold Indian-Inspired Collection



Vivienne Westwood MAN has presented a bold Indian-inspired collection for Spring/Summer 2014.

Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

A relaxed feel was prevalent throughout the collection as tailoring and loungewear merge. Drop crotch trousers and patched skinny jeans were teamed with casual shirts, tunics and kaftans, worn open or layered. Models marched the runway in tees featuring photographic animal prints and harem pants, each topped with red berets.  More formal looks came in the form of slightly boxy and oversized blazers, paired with turned up, pleat-front trousers.

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Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

The sharp colour palate echoed an Indian summer; a mixture of cool neutrals including ivory, dove grey and whites juxtaposed against bright cobalt blue, turquois, and hot orange. Depth came in the form of texture; fabric choices comprised of denim, canvas, silk, cotton and intarsia knits.

Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

A number of looks clashed patterns and prints. Paisley, tribal and animal prints sat with checks, stripes and florals – something the Vivienne Westwood man pulls of very well!

Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14 Vivienne Westwood MAN SS14

As with most of Westwood’s collections, each look was complimented with an assortment of accessories. SS14 sees striped socks peeping out from flip flops, leather sandals, brogue boots and tasselled-loafers. Oversized stripe shoppers and large printed holdalls dramatized the eccentric style for which Vivienne Westwood is known for.

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Words: Joshwa Saint James

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