Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Vivienne Westwood 1996 A/W Collection : Storm in a Teacup

It collection was featured asymmertic cuts, chalk-striped single-breasted jackets and trousers in taupe pinstripe, brocade waistcoats and shirt and ties in the same striped poplin, in an innovative interpretation of traditional english memswear.

Westwood exampled , ' I just loved those windows in Jermyn Street, with all that shirting fabric. Menswear is so brilliant, with all those different stripes. I love it together, so I made a tie in matching fabric -- it had three or four buttons that you could undo, then you could wash and iron the whole thing and button is all back.

The collection also featured jackets with pleated or flaring backs which draped from the shoulder in another modification of the sack-back.

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