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Vivienne Westwood AW16/17

‘Intellectuals Unite’ is the title of our Womenswear Autumn/Winter 16-17 collection, symbolising Vivienne’s mission to bring all intellectuals together and fight against the politicians who are destroying the environment. The renaissance theme from our MAN Autumn/Winter 16-17 show continues on with the “Joker” featuring throughout the collection. The bold prints, tartans and knitwear represent the irony and innocence of this character. 

Two artists from this period heavily influence the collection; the sculptor Donatello and the painter El Greco. Donatello’s effortlessly draped statues directed some of the silhouettes and fluid elements in the collections, while rich colours from the El Greco paintings inspired colour and fabric choices. There are nods to history and modernity, striking a balance between the past and the future.