Copenhagen´s fashion week has just ended and surely one of the highlight´s this year was Vivienne Westwood´s Anglomania Autumn-Winter 2013/14 collection. It is inspired by the city it originated from- London. The collection uses historical iconography and prints from the city’s great past and pieces together influences from the Vivienne Westwood archive- from her punk roots- through to her current collections.
Vivid prints and tartans reflect London’s naval past and the cultural diversity and international trade which came from this. Also presented is the classic Tartan Sea Monster print, taken from a dress worn by Queen Elizabeth 1st, which also hints at lands explored during the first British Empire. The focal print within the collection features images of Tower Bridge and barges on the river Thames overlaid with a 15th Century Florentine pomegranate motif.
Bolder checks, barbed wire and portcullis prints are seen in draped jersey and jacquard knits, giving a darker edge to the collection, whilst feminine magnolia prints are used to pay tribute to the historic Covent Garden Flower Market.