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Vivienne Westwood Inspiration


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Vivienne Westwood Inspiration

Pamela Barish

Giving timeless elegance a subtle twist is one of our favorite trademark styling moves. This season, we were inspired by the punk style of Vivienne Westwood, patron saint of fashionable misfits everywhere. Get excited about our hand selected plaids, like this school girl pattern that's all grown up in Tennessee Williams. Empower yourself - stand out without losing unflappable grace. 

We have Vivienne to thank for many luscious additions to mainstream fashion in the 70's and 80's, including but not excluded to the use of traditional Scottish clan tartan. Deviate from the normal pencil skirt routine and step into this Royal Stewart Tartan version to elevate the mundane. Westwood is also known for incorporating elements of high class Victorian fashion into her garments. Not to be outdone, we present you with the Military coat in the most sumptuous velvet we could get our hands on. 

Punk style is about pushing the boundaries, and of course, shock value. We incorporated some of the more outlandish elements of punk into our collection in tastefully subtle ways. This Morella dress, for example, has just the right amount of delicate fringe due to the unfinished fabric around the neckline. For extra oompf, add strategically placed safety pins and a black leather jacket. 

If there's anything we love Vivienne for, it's her expansion of the mini-skirt. Watch our hemlines rise just enough this season (select pieces only). Added details like long narrow pleating enhance the feeling of romance that traditional tartan brings to this slightly shorter pencil skirt. Thank you Ms. Westwood, for all the inspiration you have given us over the years! Thanks to you shocking the fashion world over the decades, we can now give our glamorous evening gowns just the right touch of punk rock.