Vivienne Westwood is the Matriarch of British fashion. Born in Glossop, Derbyshire, in 1941, she is credited, along with Malcolm McLaren, of being the originator of punk rock styling, even though she received no formal fashion training. In 1997 she launched the "Anglomania" line. The dresses and tops in the Anglomania collection are lovely, featuring draping, cowl necks asymmetric cuts and vibrant colours. This label specialised in dresses that are youthful in appearance, with fresh but timeless styling. Vivienne Westwood's other line is called "Red Label". In the Red Label collection, the styling is slightly more formal than the more casual look of Anglomania.
Vivienne Westwood was awarded the British Designer of the Year Award in 1990 and 1991. She receive the OBE from the Queen in 1992 and received a Fashion Group International Award in 1996. In 2006, she accepted a DBE in the New Year's Honours List for services to fashion. (A DBE is Dame of the British Empire, so she is now Dame Vivienne!) Apparently, when collecting both the OBE and the DBE, Dame Vivienne was not wearing any knickers. This is despite that fact that her son, Joseph, founded the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. You'd think he could give his ol' mum a pair, wouldn't you?
Vivienne Westwood designs not only dresses, but also trousers, tops, blouses, skirts, boots, shoes, sunglasses, jackets, t-shirts and coats. Celebrities seen out and about wearing Vivienne Westwood designs include Kate Winslet (see left), Sienna Miller, Gwen Stefani (see right), Emily Blunt, Kate Moss, Cate Blanchette and Nicky Hilton.
my-wardrobe have a fantastic range of Vivienne Westwood Anglomania dresses and tops. You could choose a charming floral print, like in the dress pictured above right. Alternatively, you could go for a more vibrant self coloured lime green or fuschia creation. Or how about the lovely top, pictured right.
Yoox also stock Vivienne Westwood, both the Anglomania and the Red Label collections. Yoox have separated their range into the:
The Yoox range is extensive and includes some fine Vivienne Westwood boots, jackets, sunglasses and some really cool and stylish handbags.
Both my-wardrobe and Yoox offer worldwide delivery, so feel free to have a good spend wherever in the world you live! Both stores also offer a VAT refund at point of sale to customers with a delivery address situated outside the E.U.
If you are in search of Vivienne Westwood clothing for men, including Vivienne Westwood jackets, blazers, waistcoats, cardigans, shirts, t-shirts and knitwear, then try:
Both of these companies offer worldwide shipping.
The Vivienne Westwood boutique is located at 44 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2YJ