Think Vivienne Westwood, think quintessential Brit fashion, right? So who better to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth with an honorary collection than the patriotic designer?
That's right, folks, Viv has unveiled a range of glamorous frocks in celebration of HRH's Diamond Jubilee. The Red Carpet Capsule Collection stays true to the opulent Westwood archive so is characteristically elegant yet powerful and - tres excitingly - actual gowns that our actual Queen has worn have influenced the designs!
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So seeing as the garments are fit for a Queen (or indeed a Duchess), the designs come in luxurious fabrics - think silk satins, taffeta, organza crepe de chine and double georgettes - while the colour palette is soft and feminine - see the soft grey, aqua, powder pink, nude and coral. There's elegance a-plenty thanks to draped Grecian-inspired cocktail dresses and classic corseted gowns covered in the iconic Union Jack flag print, which has popped up in many of Westwood's past collections.
'My clothes allow you to project your personality, and are quite theatrical in the sense that they are real clothes, well-designed, and they give you a chance to express yourself,' says Lady Westwood. 'They are also inviting–people to respond to them and want to come and talk to you. You have a much more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes'.
The collection will be available from Vivienne Westwood stores from end of May 2012
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