Sunday 3rd March

| BY Claudia Croft

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood: Ready-To-Wear AW19

Using a series of elaborate shoulders and impressive techniques to create extraordinary shapes, Vivienne Westwood’s autumn collection reminds us of the fact that, Vivienne is boss. And it’s to her unparalleled archive, Westwood and her designer husband Andreas Kronthaler turned, just, for their knockout collection. The wide trousers with cowboy fringing! The bustier-dresses that fell away like deconstructed armour! The knits, the shoes, the printed dresses, the bags – the everything. For you stylists, a lesson in show looks: hoodies worn over coats, tees pulled up and over the back of the head, as if a little boy had rushed to get dressed. It was as haphazard as it was effective. And beautiful.

Photographs by Jason-Lloyd Evans.