Having drawn inspiration from David Attenborough’s ‘Frozen Planet’, the AW12/13 Collection from Vivienne Westwood Man provides the ideal wardrobe for battling the elements this winter. With its focus on quirky layering and vibrant patterns, this collection boasts the best of Westwood’s eye for colour and shape.
Working within a seasonal palette of grey, brown and rusty orange, each look effectively combines wearable fabrics with the label’s signature eccentricity. Westwood’s check detailing meanders its way through the collection, with it being featured in almost all the looks – acting either as the central focus or a complimentary detail. An example of its boldest form is on the navy suit, where standard contrasting trims are instead replaced with contrasting sleeves or trouser legs.
Another stand out piece includes the jacket with brown stripe detailing. Ideal for those freezing temperatures, this piece effortlessly carries Westwood’s timeless beauty and iconic style. Its colour provides much needed versatility, therefore making it the perfect piece of outerwear.
As with all collections that have come before it, this comes with strong political and social attachments. Westwood’s endeavour to push global warming awareness has yet again filtered through into her label, successfully raising awareness through her clothing as well as her social status.