Vivienne Westwood, S/S 12


Okay, so as not to completely break from tradition, here’s the third part of the YOHJ JUN VIV trio. Vivienne Westwood always surprises me by not surprising me, if you know what I mean. She’s one of the few designers to have a clear and steady aesthetic (not to mention manifesto) that has followed her through at least the majority of her career. Indeed, you and I both could’ve picked these out as being Viv’s if the photos had fallen from the sky without any captions or return addresses. Having said that, one new thing she introduced for the S/S 12 season is the oversized corset. Brilliant and unexpected, but obviously Westwood. Sigh.

(Photos via UK Vogue)