Vivienne Westwood Rhea Embroidered

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971 along with her then partner Malcolm McLaren in London. At the time they used their shop at 430 Kings Road, London, to showcase their ideas and designs. With their changing ideas of fashion came the change of not only the name of the shop but also the décor. It was in 1976 when Westwood and McLaren defined the street culture of Punk with Seditionaries.

By the end of the seventies Vivienne Westwood was already considered a symbol of the British avant-garde and for Autumn/Winter 1981 she showed her first catwalk presentation at Olympia in London. Westwood then turned to traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques, using British fabrics and 17th and 18th century art for inspiration.

1989 was the year that Vivienne met Andreas Kronthaler, who would later become her husband and long-time design partner, as well as Creative Director of the brand. In 2004 the Victoria & Albert museum, London, hosted a Vivienne Westwood retrospective exhibition to celebrate her then 34 years in fashion – the largest exhibition ever devoted to a living British fashion designer. In 2006, her contribution to British Fashion was officially recognised when she was appointed Dame of the British Empire by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2007 was awarded the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Fashion’ at the British Fashion Awards in London.

Vivienne Westwood is one of the last independent global fashion companies in the world. At times thought provoking, this brand is about more than producing clothes and accessories. Westwood continues to capture the imagination, and raise awareness of environmental and human rights issues. With a design record spanning over forty years, Vivienne Westwood is now recognized as a global brand and Westwood herself as one of the most influential fashion designers, and activists, in the world today.

Vivienne Westwood prices range from £3,100 – £12,200

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    • Vivienne Westwood Rhea Embroidered

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      Featuring transformative elements, the customisable Rhea includes detachable sleeves, that can be worn on or off the shoulder and has a removeable train, available in floral beaded lace or heavy stretch satin, with a recycled tulle overlay. With expertly corseted, minimal drapery, the Rhea nips in at the hips and is finished with a subtle mermaid train. Optional lace gloves complete the look.

    • Vivienne Westwood Princess

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      The made-to-order Princess dress is a real-life fairy tale, reminiscent of a rose in full bloom. A classic 18th-century inspired flat corset unites with over 30 meters of fabric draped asymmetrically, cascading to a waterfall of floor-length layers of embroidered tulle. The Princess dress is covered in a confetti-like leaf embroidery and comes with an optional tie that can be styled around the neck or on the waist.

    • Vivienne Westwood Cora Cocotte Beaded

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      The Cora Cocotte is inspired by the seminal Cocotte shape, adapted to perfectly sculpt the female silhouette. First created to celebrate the 21st birthday of Vivienne’s granddaughter and muse Cora Corré. Available in either an ivory beaded tulle or heavy stretch satin.

    • Vivienne Westwood Grace Wedding Dress

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      First designed for the red carpet, the Grace gown is timeless. The figure-hugging pencil skirt and overskirt, which adds extra volume, give the gown dimension. With a removeable off the shoulder strap, the corset can be altered to create an asymmetric look. Made of FSC certified stretch viscose satin, the charming Grace gently flows to the floor.

      The forest positive stretch viscose satin is certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). The goal of FSC is traceability within the textile supply chain. Plant-based fabrics such as viscose can be considered environmentally friendly if sourced from well-managed forests. The FSC is collaborating with Canopy to ensure sustainable management of forests and the welfare of workers worldwide.

    • Vivienne Westwood Freyja *COMING SOON*

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      The Freyja gown wraps the body in seamless layers of enriched ivory faille or double duchesse. The Freyja can be styled with the classic Diva train for a breath-taking entrance. Playing with proportion, the corseted Freyja features a one-shouldered sleeve that frames and elongates the figure.

    • Vivienne Westwood Oriana wedding dress

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      Off the shoulder Vivienne Westwood wedding dress with classic drop waisted corset which accentuates the waist. A cool crisp silk white gown with optional high leg split.

    • Vivienne Westwood Minerva wedding dress

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      Bias cut slip dress with draped bodice which effortlessly hugs the body. The asymmetric straps lead down to a delicately draped cowl neckline. The Minerva gown features a low back and long train.

    • Vivienne Westwood Mini Cora Cocotte wedding dress

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      An adaption of the classic Cora wedding gown famously worn by Hayley Bieber. This sassy mini gown can also be paired with the detachable silk overskirt for added drama and multiple looks. Perfect for a civil ceremony or evening look.

    • Vivienne Westwood Bagatelle wedding dress

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      A luxurious ballgown featuring the classic Vivienne Westwood corset which contrasts the dramatic voluminous skirt. Brides have the option to extend the button detailing to the end of the cathedral length train.

    • Vivienne Westwood Bird of Paradise wedding dress

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      The Delicate Bird of Paradise commands attention as the most dramatic gown in the made-to-order collection. The style was originally presented with sleeves, in the Spring-Summer 2005 Gold Label show – Ultra Femininity, encapsulating the grandeur of the Baroque age, a statement of extreme extravagance. The abundance of draped and bustled multi-tonal ivory abstract rose jacquard used to create this…

    • Vivienne Westwood Cocotte wedding dress

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      The iconic Cocotte is a gown with great historical influence – the corset and neckline are inspired by the fashionable high society women of the 18th-century, and the draped fabric which sweeps across the shoulders, drapes and falls from the hip, is reminiscent of ancient Greek statues. In a cocktail length, the Cocotte is available in a Peace silk fabric…

    • Vivienne Westwood Ball Tie wedding dress

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      The Ball Tie is a romantic soft a-line gown, in a delicate ivory silk crinkle georgette. A structured corset enhances the décolletage, whilst two lengths of fabric overlay the corset top and drape across the arms or tie at the back, creating a subtle hourglass figure gliding over the hips and sweeping to the floor.

    • Vivienne Westwood Cora Cocotte wedding dress

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      The Cora Cocotte is inspired by the seminal Cocotte shape, adapted to sculpt and showcase the shape of a younger woman, first created for the 21st Birthday of Vivienne’s Granddaughter – Cora Corré. Available in a vegan fabric application or ivory micro sequins.

    • Vivienne Westwood Delicate Drape wedding dress

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      The Delicate Drape dress, first seen in the Gold Label Spring-Summer 2007 I am Expensiv collection, is an ultra-feminine silhouette. Seamless fluid lines which pool and dance across the body are enhanced by ivory micro sequins or the soft drapes of silk cady, to create a truly elegant and timeless gown. Available with detachable sleeves draped off the shoulder, for…

    • Vivienne Westwood Midi Cocotte wedding dress

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      The iconic Cocotte is a gown with great historical influence – the corset and neckline are inspired by the fashionable high society women of the 18th-century, and the draped fabric which sweeps across the shoulders, drapes and falls from the hip, is reminiscent of ancient Greek statues. Available at Browns Bride in a midi two seasonal rose print applications.

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