Vivienne Westwood Fall-Winter 2024

Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2024

Vivienne Westwood's Fall/Winter 2024 collection is a captivating blend of textures and concepts inspired by literature, history, and the brand's archive.
April 13, 2024

Vivienne Westwood‘s Fall/Winter 2024 collection is a masterful blend of textures and concepts inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s seminal 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. The collection draws inspiration from the early 19th-century ‘Empire style‘ movement, the Napoleonic era’s aesthetic, and the lavish grandeur of Imperial Rome.

The lineup features intricate interior prints and Jacquards expertly tailored into an array of louche blouses, structured jackets, and playful skirts. A standout piece is a halter-neck top that evokes the sophistication of a gentleman’s three-piece suit vest, transformed into a hybrid corset with a structured boned interior. This ingenuity is echoed in a striking red knit cardigan with a built-in corset.

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The collection also showcases rugged, animalistic elements evoking the wild landscapes of Scotland, with earthy tones and pony-hair accessories like the fuzzy platform boot. Referencing Ancient Rome, toga-esque dresses crafted from copper viscose fabrics create an illusion of liquid leather, hanging effortlessly from racks.

Impeccably tailored variegated striped wool two-piece suits and a denim twist on the classic frock coat, paired with matching breeches, demonstrate a masterful fusion of tradition and contemporary flair. Gauzy knits make recurring appearances in relaxed, patchwork separates, while outerwear crafted from red and gray Harris Tweed adds a distinctly British touch to charming double-breasted coats and structured jackets.

The Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2024 collection is a testament to the brand’s ability to deconstruct and reinterpret the late designer’s extensive archive. While the array of intriguing concepts occasionally feels overwhelming, the collection remains a captivating exploration of textures, historical references, and innovative design.

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