Vivienne Westwood Runway Fall 2012

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2012

Vivienne Westwood Runway Fall 2012

If not for Vivienne Westwood, rocker chicks would have nothing to wear — and for Fall 2012, Westwood gives them plenty in the form of tulle, tartan, and t-shirts. Westwood always has a knack for wonderfully peculiar tailoring, in this case it's seen on sharp, angular blazers that look like origami structures and gigantic silhouettes, which for Fall are layered and oversized and bring to mind Mary-Kate Olsen during her "hobo-chic" phase. When it came to dressing up, Victorian-inspired sequin and marabou gowns were kept slightly unfinished, bringing a decidedly rugged, grunge-chic edge, and corseted coats were punctuated with sleek shadow-stripe silks. The collection wasn't presented without its share of showmanship, however; models rode bikes in girlie marabou dresses, carried bunches of blooms, and teetered on super-high platform heels down the runway. All in all, Vivienne Westwood's Fall '12 collection was a carefully curated and perfectly haphazard 17th-century soiree.

  • Trends: Plaid, mixed prints, iridescent silks, tulle skirts, marabou.
  • Colors: White, peach, baby blue, black, silver.
  • Key Look: The grunge-cool marabou dress with metallic silver gloves, elevator platforms — and a bike.
  • Accessories: Sky-high flatforms, jaunty newsboy caps, elbow-length gloves.
  • Who Would Wear It: Offbeat style setters with a punk rock edge.
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