You’re always lucky when you have an invitation to one of Vivienne’s shows, so I was pretty excited I could go and see her show last Sunday in Milan, one of the highlights that day.
For her Fall Winter 2012-13 collection, models walked the runway as if they had just returned from a trip to one of the Earth’s poles. The hair, shaggy beards and moustaches were covered in icicles. I could actually sympathize with the models, because it was very cold in Milan. Even with some fur on I was freezing during the whole trip.
With the new collection she wanted to make a statement, to urge leaders to admit the fact of climate change and make policies to stop it. The clothes conjure adventure. She dressed her men in sherling coats over thick knit high-neck sweaters with comfortable trousers. This collection was all about mixing different patterns. There were also tailored jackets in contrasting panels, and even pants with each leg a different plaid.
Nice collection, even if few clothes would stand the test of Arctic temperatures.