Vivienne Westwood – Queen of Punk Fashion
Fashion designers have their own trademark when it comes to fashion. Vivienne Westwood has her own style when designing clothes and shoes. The best way to describe it? Punk yet sexy.
Westwood was born in Glossopdale, Derbyshire with her father being a shoemaker. She grew up with basics of fashion. It was in the 1970’s and 1980’s when she started making punk style fashion with her collaboration with Malcolm McLaren. She label owned the label Anglomania in 1997. Her designs were even labeled as outrageous with touch of British elements.
As she rises from stardom of her career, she became even more popular after the prominent punk rock band Sex Pistols wore clothes of Westwood on their first gig. And from day on, her sense of punk fashion didn’t fade. She is known to be a master of extracting elements of past styles and modernize them and punk still lives on even today. Punk fashion composed of designs worked from historical factors by using cutting principles from 17th-18th century original to modernize designs. Vivienne Westwood designs also mostly very classic that could even let men and women for fashion’s Westwood pieces are simply a great investment for the future.
Vivienne Westwood also received awards. And in 2006, she won DBE in New Year’s Honours List “for services to fashion”. She also won three times as British Designer of the Year for her accomplishments on fashion industry. As a matter of fact she she and the Wedgwood pottery company launched a series of tea sets in December of 2003 which featured her designs. And her punk fashion were also featured in the 2008 Sex and the City movie.
Just like many other designer products, Vivienne’s collection can also be pricey. But if you are in love with punk fashion, there is no way not to take a chance and buy Westwood’s designs. Isn’t nice to know that you have a piece made by a designer, the most unique and individual British “punk” fashion designer ever.