The new venue of the Opera Ballroom at Le Grand Hotel provided a new air of elegance to today’s Westwood show. To complement the lavish gilding and daringly large chandelier, 16-year-old pianist Kyle Nash-Baker performed a series of his own compilations, centre stage, as the models circled around him. Vivienne’s girls looked like they’d raided a stately home for its fabric: rich gold brocades were mixed up with well worn knits; polka dot silks with distressed, flee-bitten blankets with microscopic denim hotpants – all contained under a calm satin trench. Oversized corset jackets, roughly bunched hair, outrageous platform shoes and blue lips only added to Westwood’s dishevelled royalty. It’s never easy to follow, but it sure is fun to watch!
Text: Caroline Newell
Photography: Mitchell Sams