The Vivienne Westwood Fall 2014 Collection Melds Culture

 - Mar 6, 2014
References: viviennewestwood & nymag
The Vivienne Westwood Fall 2014 collection is an outrageous melting pot of cultural style. The collection is a mix of African and Asian-inspired clothing styles. The costume-y collection is provocative and influential. Westwood’s ability to incorporate historical cultural styles into a modern-day couture collection is astounding. The mid-sleeved styles and high-necked Victorian looks scream glam. The sweeping silhouette skirts and dresses are layered with patterned fabrics.

There is also a hint of Peru in the styles, with the poncho-like wrapped shoulder looks. The anthropological collection incorporates kimonos, shamanic robes and African tribe-inspired face paint. Vivienne’s signature deshabille dresses are featured with tribal twists.

The entire Vivienne Westwood Fall 2014 collection can be described as a Afro-Asian-Inspired collection that has walked through a circus. The bizarrely colorful layered mishmash of fabrics makes for an innovative high-fashion medley.