With Vivienne Westwood, everything old is new again : from themes to materials. “Save Our Souls,” the 2022 Spring/Summer collection, reinterprets Westwood’s Summer of ’98 collection “Tied To The Mast.”
Born out of the punk movement, Westwood has consistently created with a cause in mind, whether it be animal rights or her political stance. This collection focuses on upcycling and sustainability, which isn’t something new for Westwood who has advocated for environmental issues for years. Throughout the entire main and pre-collection, 98% of all material used is low impact and cruelty using, organic cotton, recycled cotton, organic silk, recycled polyester, responsibly sourced viscose or mulesing-free wool.
To further this idea of reducing waste, Westwood designed the collection to feature everything you need, saying “Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it Last.” There is a sense of washing away everything unnecessary. “I was tied to the mast and the clothes underwent a sea change. On a sailing ship when the tempest arose, everything had to be tied down or be washed away; the women and children were brought on deck and tied to the mast for safety of their lives as the sea engulfed them,” said Westwood.
The collection, inspired by her ’98 collection, utilizes the timeless yet unique silhouettes she’s known for: form fitting corsets and tailored suits. The pieces nod to the previous line and the sea theme with nautical blue stripes and sail like draped dresses. Campy plastic shark heads, woven ropes, ladders and ship wheels, also used in the campaign in the 90’s, accentuate the concept.
The collection features everything from her iconic tartan to intricate Renaissance-like silk fabric, from oversized top hats to mini heart-shaped purses, and from stunning fantastical dresses to matching sweatsuit sets.
Click through to see every look from Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2022.END
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