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Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood DBE RDI (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. She is an example of a modern day female impresario.Vivienne believes that fashion is a combination and exchange of ideas between France and England; “On the English side we have tailoring and an easy charm, on the French side that solidity of design and proportion that comes from never being satisfied because something can always be done to make it better, more refined.”Westwood was one of the architects of the punk fashion phenomenon of the 1970s, saying "I was messianic about punk, seeing if one could put a spoke in the system in some way".The "punk style" included BDSM fashion, bondage gear, safety pins, razor blades, bicycle or toilet chains on clothing and spiked dog collars/chokers for jewellery, as well as outrageous make-up and hair. Essential design elements include the adoption of traditional elements of Scottish design such as tartan fabric.

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Enter the Rebellious Fashion World of Vivienne Westwood

As one of the most influential fashion designers of our time, Vivienne Westwood has always embraced the ethos of rebellion, individuality and avant-garde in her designs. She led the punk movement in the 1970s and still fearlessly challenges tradition and innovates with materials today. Stepping into Westwood’s world is a fashion adventure, with new collections every season that never fail to surprise.

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Westwood’s iconic Pirate Series blends the rebellion and romance of 18th century pirate captains, with tall boots and tricorn hats effortlessly creating a rock’n’roll vintage vibe. The Anglomania series perfectly fuses English tradition with progressive innovation, colliding tea party elements with exaggerated silhouettes for whimsical new sparks. And of course, there are the sexy cut-outs and bold prints on those mini skirts that fully embody her “mini-crini queen” title.

At Vivienne Westwood’s boutiques, you can shop the latest limited edition designs fresh off the runway, like this spring’s new suiting and dresses. During sale events, the Westwood website also offers discounts up to 5-7% off hot-selling items, letting you save while experiencing couture through Vivienne Westwood sales. Westwood outlet stores bring past season bestsellers and samples, where rare gems can still be uncovered.

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Vivienne Westwood consistently pushes boundaries while retaining her signature essence. She excels at straddling tradition and avant-garde, continuing to expand fashion’s aesthetic frontiers for us. If you want a truly unique statement piece, Vivienne Westwood is the perfect choice. Shop the Vivienne Westwood online store for newest collections. Sign up for email updates on upcoming Vivienne Westwood sales. Or visit Vivienne Westwood outlets near you to discover your own Westwood treasures at discounted prices.

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Vivienne Westwood never ceases to reinvent herself, yet always leaves her core imprint. She thrives on oscillating between tradition and cutting-edge, giving us an ever-evolving perspective on fashion’s artistic limits. For one-of-a-kind individual style, Vivienne Westwood can’t be beat.

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Vivienne Westwood store has once again collaborated with Eastpak to curate a selection of seven pieces that blend the accessory brand’s “Built to Resist” design philosophy with the distinct DNA of the quintessentially British punk label.

At the heart of this collection lies the Planets print graphic, originally conceived for the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood’s Spring/Summer 2019 lineup sale. Drawing inspiration from the Saturn Return concept, which signifies life-altering shifts, the graphic underscores the urgency for transformative change in our planet’s health.

Sustainability takes center stage, with each accessory meticulously crafted from recycled materials and synthetic leather. This includes 100% recycled polyester (PET) for fabric, lining, labels and zip tape, as well as 100% recycled polypropylene for webbing and binding.

The collection offers an array of versatile choices, encompassing the “Jessica” and “Padded” backpacks, alongside the spacious and large “Duffle Bag” and “Tote.” Furthermore, the collection introduces “The One” and “Satchel” compact pouches, catering to those constantly on the move.

The latest collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and Eastpak is now available both online and at select retailers.

In case you missed it, Marni is set to debut at Paris Fashion Week this September with SS24 collection.

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The New Bridal: Vivienne Westwood Stands Outlet sale For Brides Who Prioritise Conscience And Craft

uy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity.' This iconic statement from the late, great designer Vivienne Westwood sale likely doesn't appear on as many bridal Pinterest boards as perhaps it should. Nonetheless, Westwood’s outlet offerings, with signature nipped-in waists and masterful draping, are the winner for many modern brides.

Credited with bringing punk spirit and rock iconography to high fashion and known for her outspoken activism, Westwood’s ethos contradicts the excessive consumption the bridal industry is known for. There’s certainly something to be said therefore, for the fact that when brides spend account-shattering sums of money on a dress they’ll not necessarily have the chance to wear again, it’s the quality and lasting appeal of Vivienne Westwood Bridal designs they choose.

Westwood’s ethos contradicts the excessive consumption the bridal industry is known for.

Indeed, this contradiction - and the values Vivienne Westwood online stood by - is not lost on the brides she dresses. For some, it’s an important factor in their decision making. 'I've loved Vivienne Westwood and her incomparable designs for as long as I've loved fashion (a very long time),' says writer and creative producer Ellie Robertson, 'but it was knowing my wedding dress was designed by a woman who spent her entire life ardently fighting for some of the most important causes we face that made the decision so easy.'

The bridal designs are as recognisably structured with an emphasis on corsetry as some of Westwood’s most loved ready-to-wear and couture pieces. Corsets have a long history and complicated reputation - some see them as constricting, cruel, archaic garments, forcing the female form into a silhouette desirable for the male gaze - but the Westwood aim in using corsetry is 'to celebrate the body.' Brigitte Stepputtis, Head of Bridal & Couture at Vivienne Westwood, says: 'The way in which we structure our gowns and drape fabrics accentuates the female form - they are empowering.' Ellie Robertson too, argues, 'Confidence will never, ever go out of style - and I wholeheartedly believe that nothing will make a woman feel more confident than a Westwood corset.'

'Vivienne Westwood store designs have the unique ability to feel contemporary and avant-garde, while remaining elegant and timeless,' Stepputtis continues. Robertson further agrees with the brand’s consideration of their work; 'I think what makes her designs so timeless yet still so modern is Westwood's intuitive understanding and appreciation of women's bodies and desires.' Vivienne Westwood continues to create dresses to fit bridal desires even after the loss of the designer herself, following the creative direction of Andreas Kronthaler. The designs draw from both the rich archive of prior collections as well as new or developing silhouettes conceived of by Kronthaler.

One of the most-referenced designs is the ‘Pirate Bride’ from the Vivienne Westwood Spring-Summer 1998 ‘Tied to the Mast’ collection. 'It is a classic silhouette which is an influence on many of our classic bridal looks,' Sepputtis says.

The Westwood sale bride knows what she wants. Emily Knight, who leads PR and Brand Partnerships at SHOWstudio, is a longtime fan of the brand, having worn Westwood designs before for major birthdays and celebrations. 'For my wedding, it was a no-brainer I would wear her again,' she says. 'I knew it was going to be the perfect dress to make me feel confident, but even knowing this I really didn't expect how perfect it would make me feel on the day. Looking back on the images there really is nothing I would change.'

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Reviving the Punk Spirit: The New Face of British Fashion by vivienne westwood outlet uk

From the pioneering voice of punk fashion, the inimitable Vivienne Westwood once stated, “I was crafting punk before it was christened.” This bold proclamation to The Independent in 1988 reflects the indomitable spirit of the British fashion legend and the birth of the punk movement – a revolution she led in the heart of London. Celebrating this timeless figure and the enduring legacy of punk, the house of Vivienne Westwood recently infused the essence of its origin into its latest collection, blending traditional punk themes with a fresh, contemporary spin.

Unveiled in a captivating lookbook format rather than a traditional runway, the Fall/Winter 2023 collection showcases a modern interpretation of the iconic style. The vivacious assortment features the classic silhouettes characteristic of Westwood’s design, peppered with a medley of playful, statement-making graphics. Featured prominently on many pieces, these unique prints—ranging from plaid and tartan to stripes—are paired with a seasonally apt color palette. But the collection isn’t afraid to deviate, punctuating the array with vibrant splashes of red and green to intensify its appeal.

Red, an undeniably arresting color, recurrently brings punk ethos to life throughout the line. It graces a variety of pieces including shirts, jumpers, skirts, trousers, bags, and even socks. Each piece is a celebration of the punk aesthetic, with certain standout items narrating the transition of British fashion towards a more contemporary sensibility. Notably, the trench coat, adorned with the brand’s emblem superimposed on a backdrop of London’s skyline, captures this evolution vividly.

In contemplating the punk style, one cannot overlook the indelible influence of Vivienne Westwood. It’s virtually impossible to imagine this fashion phenomenon without her. Her influence, in conjunction with her husband, Andreas Kronthaler, who shares her unique fashion perspective, ensures the brand remains at the forefront of contemporary design. Today, Kronthaler successfully helms the creative direction of the brand, keeping the punk spirit alive and ever-evolving.

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Barbara Palvin wears Vivienne Westwood to marry Dylan Sprouse

Barbara Palvin and Dylan Sprouse are married. The Hungarian model and American actor tied the knot in Palvin's home country this weekend, and the bride looked beautiful in a classic Vivienne Westwood design. In imagery shared to Instagram, the model can be seen wearing a number of different dresses during the celebrations, which took place on her family's property on Saturday 15 July. ..........Read full article

Barbara Palvin Wore Vivienne Westwood to Marry Dylan Sprouse at Their Hungarian-Countryside Wedding Outlet Online

Model Barbara Sprouse, née Palvin, and actor Dylan Sprouse are married! The couple tied the knot this past Saturday, July 15, in her home country of Hungary on her parents’ property, Harlekin Birtok, which doubles as an event venue. The two plan to celebrate with a larger wedding in California in the fall. “[This past weekend] was supposed to be an intimate event,” Barbara says. “But we ended up having 115 guests because there are a lot of people we care about and we wanted them all to be there.”

Barbara and Dylan first met around six years ago, when she cut him in line while entering an event. When Dylan chastised her for the bad behavior, she responded with: “What are you—a hot-dog vendor?” A jokey, flirty back-and-forth followed, and while phone numbers were not exchanged, Dylan’s curiosity was piqued.

After the event Dylan slid into Barbara’s DMs, but to no avail as she proceeded to ghost him for the next six months. Eventually she succumbed to his charms and replied—and three months later she flew to China to see the actor, who was on set at the time, and go on their first date.

By January 2019, they were living together. “Two worms officially in the Big Apple,” the Victoria’s Secret Angel captioned a selfie of herself and her boyfriend in their new apartment.

The couple got engaged last September while on a camping trip with friends in California. They had stopped at a spot where you can see otters, Barbara’s favorite animal, in the wild. “It was very romantic,” she says. “I was suspicious and thought he might pop the question because he packed a shirt that was too nice for camping.”

Given Barbara’s parents’ property often serves as a wedding venue, she and her sister, Anita Palvin, vivienne westwood outlet store have experience with planning. And once Barbara was engaged, Anita quickly lept into action. “We didn’t have a planner, so Barbara and her sister planned most of it,” Dylan explains. “They told me my only job was to show up and say the right name.”

Barbara also carefully considered every aspect of her wedding wardrobe, wanting to wear something timeless and classic for the ceremony. Vivienne Westwood served as her starting point, and she eventually settled on a custom strapless design from the British fashion house. For wedding-day jewelry, it was always Tiffany & Co., with the vivienne westwood online outlet jeweler creating a ’90s-inspired choker for the bride that perfectly complemented the dress.

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Through the Looking Glass: Gabbriette's Surreal Vivienne Westwood Dreamscapes

Fantasy fuels so much of the art that we obsess over. Unrestrained by limits or logic, wondrous and strange, we consume it enthusiastically. It’s at the heart of David Lynch’s work, where everything is possible and nothing is what it seems. Vivienne Westwood drew upon dreams of courtly culture, of rubber fetishists, of pirates, highwaymen and dandies to create a world of undiluted fantasy and fun. Madonna and Steven Meisel’s boundary-pushing photography book Sex opens with the introduction: “Everything you are about to see and read is a fantasy, a dream, pretend.”

It was these three artists, and the mood of blurred realities that they so successfully bring to life, that combined to provide the inspiration behind a new series of photographs. Starring model of the moment Gabbriette, the shoot pays tribute to Vivienne Westwood’s great legacy and taps into the strangeness of Los Angeles. “Mischievous, playful, anarchic, melodrama – these were the moods we felt we wanted to explore in the context of Hollywood, Vivienne’s legacy and Gabriette’s fresh energy,” says art director Claire Arnold.

Photographed by Jen Wolf and styled by Rosa-Safiah Connell, the shoot sees Gabbriette captured against a Los Angeles backdrop as she shapeshifts into different characters – at times jester, at times old Hollywood star and Westwood archetype. Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway was a reference for the team, but the mood also recalls the high glamour and fantasy of another Lynch masterpiece, Mulholland Drive, and the melodrama of a Hitchcock leading lady.

To source the iconic Westwood outfits, the team collaborated with Pechuga Vintage, the go-to store for the rarest and most sought-after archive items in the industry. “Rosa asked for my VW ‘Portrait’ corset and I told her that it was best if someone from my team be present to handle the item,” says founder Johnny Valencia. “When she agreed we then decided to bring in more items including our extremely rare Vivienne Westwood bum cage from AW95, ‘Vive la Cocotte.’” In total, the Pechua team prepped for 16 hours and brought in $80,000 worth of Vivienne Westwood pieces. “I really wanted this to be special for everyone, especially for Gabbriette. G said this was by far the best shoot she had been on.”

On beauty, make-up artist Jezz Hill, hairstylist Eric Williams and nail artist Juan Alvear created striking creations that paid homage to Westwood’s most daring beauty looks over the course of her career. The team incorporated elements of Westwood herself – think her red drawn-on brows – with punk-era Nina Hagen-esque blush, pale powdered complexions and sky-high beehives. One hair look was inspired by Westwood’s AW93 runway show, with Williams combining pincurls and silver clips with blonde extensions into a ponytail, while the early Hollywood glamour of the AW92 catwalk was also an influence.

Casting Gabbriette in this role of a starlet navigating the weirdness of Hollywood, while simultaneously paying homage to Westwood, was a natural choice for the team. “She has such a raw and real beauty that is more reminiscent of the 90s with a genuine nod to subcultures through her own style which doesn’t feel contrived,” says Connell, who was “captivated” by the model’s presence. “I find her playful sexiness imbued with the spirit of punk reminded me of a lot of Vivienne’s representations of women throughout her work.”

Below, the team share more about their concept, stories from behind the shoot and the cinematic setting of Los Angeles.

Vivienne Westwood “Voyage to Cythera” Harlequin Corset AW 89-’90 from Pechuga Vintage and matching leggings from Rellik London, Vivienne Westwood Red Ghillie pumps from Pechuga VintagePhotography Jen WolfBlack leather corset top from Rellik London, Vivienne Westwood drop orb and pearl earrings from Rellik London, Vivienne Westwood AW81 reissue Pirate Hat with feathers from Pechuga Vintage, Sarah Aphrodite black and white lace leg piece, Black underwear stylist’s ownPhotography Jen Wolf

What does Vivienne Westwood mean to you and to the wider fashion community?

Rosa-Safiah Connell [stylist]: Being British, Vivienne always meant a lot to me. My parents had me during the late 80s and I was surrounded by punk influences as a child as that’s what they were into. In a way Vivienne’s designs created a bridge from these underground subcultures into a luxury high fashion space which infuses the spirit and essence of British fashion. She really managed to embody the most positive and exciting aspects of British culture through her work. 

Jen Wolf [photographer]: Being in the Southern California punk scene in my formative years exposed me to so many firsts, and Vivienne was this incredible portal into the fashion industry for me; a reason for me to delve deeper into it. Her work exposed me to the more gritty and real-world inspirations that can be found in fashion, and it really helped me to visualise someone like myself being able to command and make a place for myself in that world. I pivoted towards fashion imagery after seeing that designers like her were able to really make their own lane in the industry. I think she has a truly one-of-a-kind legacy, which is so powerful because it’s not something that can be manufactured. 

The shoot takes place against the backdrop of Los Angeles and particularly Hollywood – why did you choose these as a setting?

Claire Arnold [art direction]: We were very careful to pick spaces that felt blurred the lines of reality and fantasy to balance the clothes and sense of character we were exploring. It was an interesting tension to play with to keep an element of rawness in the moments to ground the extraverted quality in Vivienne's pieces. Jen’s work has such a human yet cinematic quality it was such a beautiful match.

Jen Wolf: This really was the idea Rosa and I played with from the start. Knowing Gabbriette, I knew she could “play” the part. Rosa and I have always referenced films with one another, and I think we are both similarly delighted with the strangeness of Los Angeles. It’s a place that is both simultaneously average and dark, in that it has all of the problems of a city but it’s cloaked in these dramatic backdrops. All of the locations are no more than a 15-minute drive from me and, if you pay attention to your surroundings and to the light the city gets, it’s very cinematic. The contrast of that, with these Westwood characters made by hair, make-up and styling, is what instantly gives this feeling of a leading lady.

Vivienne Westwood Toga Dress, 1982 from Pechuga Vintage, Vivienne Westwood pearl horn tiara from Pechuga Vintage, Vivienne Westwood black platform pumps, early 1990s from Found & VisionPhotography Jen WolfVivienne Westwood Toga Dress, 1982 from Pechuga Vintage, Vivienne Westwood pearl horn tiara from Pechuga Vintage, Vivienne Westwood black platform pumps, early 1990s from Found & VisionPhotography Jen Wolf

Why was Gabbriette the right model to pay this tribute to Westwood?

Jen Wolf: I first saw and cast Gabbriette about seven years ago. We worked together often for a few years and so many of the reasons I was drawn to her. [She really] felt like a catalyst for this shoot. They both have a punk attitude that is core to their personalities. We both grew up in a similar area, beach towns an hour south of Los Angeles, a place that I think just immediately gets associated with producing surfers. She has always really embodied to me the archetypal alternative Southern California girl – sort of the perfect opposite of what we are told the LA girl is like.

Pechuga [vintage archive]: Gabriette represents the girl that I want to dress: Latina, beautiful, down to earth, and with a shared love for design. I’m Salvadorian and it was nice to be able to speak Spanish on set, not just with G but with the MUA and the photographers. More Latin@s in spaces of luxury. Let’s go. 

How was the experience of the shoot itself?

Pechuga: In Gabbriette I saw glimpses of Cindy Crawford and a young Gia Carangi. Such effortless beauty is inspiring, and the vision becomes clearer when you have someone that “gets it”. Gabbriette looked as if she’d been poured into the looks. The whole shoot was a perfect homage to Westwood in the 90s.  

Claire Arnold: The death defying sky high platforms are a challenge in the Hollywood Hills. Gabriette slayed.

Jen Wolf: We all hit it off so quick and naturally. Which is great because then you can really get into the looks that are happening. I just think of the team going back and forth in the Hollywood hills in these major looks felt very LA. I’m so massively grateful for all the creatives that put their time and talent into this. It was clear we all have deep admiration for Vivienne and being able to individually pay homage to her was incredible to see.

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Beyoncé Goes Retro in Vivienne Westwood Outlet Store Couture

It’s Beyoncé’s world, we’re just living in it. On the European leg of her Renaissance World Tour, the “Alien Superstar” singer is flawlessly belting out her hits (the mic is unquestionably on) while wearing exquisite stage attire, including that Loewe bodysuit, dazzling Valentino gowns, and the metallic Coperni cape she’s worn while astride a giant silver disco horse. But her off-stage looks also require attention.

Her latest Instagram post finds the pop sensation wearing a black and white pinstripe blazer, matching hot pants, and a black bralette. A black leather Talel mini bag, black micro-shades, and black leather pair of vintage Vivienne Westwood thigh-high boots – from the British brand’s Red Label autumn/winter 2010 collection, sourced from Pechuga Vintage – completed the look. Sourcing trophy vintage is fast becoming a competitive sport for the A-list (in positive news for sustainability), and Bey’s choice of footwear is also a nice nod to her location. The superstar wore the boots while in London for her four dates at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, posing with husband Jay-Z at the Mayfair members’ club Oswald’s. What better way to embrace London fashion than with a nod to the late, great Vivienne Westwood?

There have been other noteworthy off-stage looks from Queen Bey: over the weekend she wore a silver studded black drop shoulder Balmain mini dress – from the brand’s autumn/winter 2023 collection, rather than her own collection with creative director Olivier Rousteing – with a matching handbag, and a matching pair of platform heels. Prior to that, she opted for a tweed Michael Kors shorts suit, vintage Chanel earrings, nude Christian Louboutin heels, and a black ​​Dior Montaigne box bag. Whether she’s in front of an audience or not, Beyoncé is a fashion icon.

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Milan Fashion Week: Prada's retro-futurism and a tribute to designer Vivienne Westwood Outlet

MILAN: The Milan menswear runway was full of spare looks for next fall and winter as if the fashion world is taking a deep breath, to see what happens next.

The colour of the season: Black.
The silhouette of the season: slim or relaxed, but mostly tailored.
Bags: Utilitarian.
Shoes: Oversized and sole gripping.

Still, all of this utility was punctuated with romantic, feminine and even sexy gestures.

Here are some highlights from the third day Sunday of mostly menswear previews for fall-winter 2023, as many big brands seemed to be hitting the reset button:

The ceiling on the darkened Prada showroom rose to reveal industrial chandeliers as the first looks appeared on the runway: tailored, slightly blocky suit jackets with sharp, wing-like collars that flapped gently with each step, secured and cushioned by just a wisp of colorful knitwear.

The collars, reminiscent of the 1930s or '70s and in retro geometric prints, gave a romantic touch to an otherwise spare and cleansing collection by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons.

"There is no space for useless creativity,'' Prada summed up backstage.

The sharp collars, which appeared also on cardigans, are detachable, giving garments a longer life, and utility. On the runway, they were sexily styled without shirts.

The pair continued their exploration of uniforms, the sort that exemplify the value of working and not projecting authority. In that vein, suede tunics with matching overcoats recalled an artisan's apron, worn with a shirt and tie to emphasize the virtue of work, and over the season's slim trousers.

The clean looks and minimalist tailoring had an intentional retro-futuristic feel, that Simons defined as "very Prada, in my opinion."

Puffer coats had a rotund shape. Quilted T-shirts kept the torso warm under overcoats. Shoes were thick-soled lace-ups with raised piping. Bags were slim document or computer bags, with a thermos slot.

Suiting was mostly black or gray, with separates providing color: trousers in red or green, cerulean blazers, yellow and pink cardigans.

Even the venue at the Fondazione Prada was stripped of artifice, down to the concrete floors and walls and ceiling, which dropped back down as the models left the runway.

Outside, hundreds of screaming K-Pop fans greeted the Enhypen band as they arrived for the show, and a few were rewarded with selfies afterward.

The designers behind the Simon Cracker brand paid tribute to Vivienne Westwood's legacy during a runway show presenting their latest collection of upcycled garments.

"We are here thanks to her. She was the first to make garments from upcycling,'' said Filippo Biraghi, who founded Simon Cracker with Simone Botte in 2010.

"We studied her, we wore her, we lived her and we feel allied,'' Biraghi said of the British designer who died last month at 81. "She used fashion to protest, as a language of protest, for her entire history."

Following in Westwood's upcycling footsteps, the designers collect unclaimed garments from drycleaners and textile remnants from producers to make their unique creations.

In this punk-inspired collection, each garment is one-of-a-kind, promoting nonconformity. Caps served as epaulets on jacket shoulders; a mini-skirt was fashioned from tiered ruffles in the front and netting in the back; handmade blankets became overcoats. Knitwear was made from recovered yarn and in collaboration with designer Gaia Segattini.

In the spirit of Westwood, the show closed with a model swathed in a tulle garment with the words: "Demand the Impossible," emblazoned on the front. The garment was a collaboration with Jamie Reid, the art director of the Sex Pistols, who donated clothes from his "Ragged Kingdom brand,'' for the final looks.

For the finale, all the models wore photos of Westwood around their necks. Biraghi, who wore a T-shirt picturing a joyful Westwood on the front, turned to reveal another image of her scowling on the back.

The designers said their messaging, one that has been with them since the brand's inception, has grown more urgent, citing the danger to the planet and "the system's mockery."

"There is something wrong if you are not pissed off today,'' Biraghi said.

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, the label of the self-proclaimed club kid and Scottish-born designer Charles Jeffrey, brought joy to the Milan runway with fanciful storytelling though knitwear, kilting and prints.

Jeffrey presented his "Engine Room" collection through three subcultures in a mythical floating city: workers, whose toil keeps the city aloft; posers, or former workers who now bask in luxury; and snakes, aka, the media. While other brands hewed toward the minimal, Jeffrey went maximal, with a focus on sartorial details and an explosion of color.

The workers were clothed in gray, black and white, faces smudged, with starry prints and clawed footwear. Posers burst with color, including graphic prints from the archives of the Scottish artist and playwright John Byrne, metallic accents and endearing knitwear with kwai detailing like hoods with ears. The snakes had a Goth edge, dark garments giving way to newsprint prints against a black-white-and-red (read) palette.

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Vivienne Westwood outlet online: Julian Assange to ask for prison leave for funeral, says wife

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will request leave from the high-security Belmarsh Prison to attend Dame Vivienne Westwood's funeral, his wife says.

Dame Vivienne was a vocal supporter and friend of Mr Assange for more than a decade, famously protesting against his incarceration suspended in a bird cage.

She died in London on Thursday aged 81.

Mr Assange is fighting extradition to the US on charges related to the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011.

His wife Stella Assange, who has described Dame Vivienne as "irreplaceable", told the BBC her husband and the designer had a close personal relationship.

Having known Mr Assange for more than 10 years, she said Dame Vivienne was a strong supporter of WikiLeaks' work.

"I know that Julian would want to honour her," said Ms Assange, adding that her husband's solicitor had been asked to put in a request for him to attend.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman told the BBC that it was unlikely such a request would be granted as this kind of leave was only meant for close relatives.

However, there was no explicit ban, he said, and it was up to prison governors to decide on a case-by-case basis.

A relevant guidance document states that applications should "balance security considerations with those of decency, and should only be refused on security grounds".

Mrs Assange insisted there was "no obvious reason" why the prison would not be able to grant the request, arguing there were "good compassionate reasons why it should".

Details of Dame Vivienne's funeral have not yet been made public.

The Derbyshire-born designer made her name with her controversial punk and new wave styles in the 1970s and went on to dress a number of big stars.

Mr Assange himself described her as a "pillar of the anti-establishment", in comments released by his wife on Twitter.

He saluted Dame Vivienne's creativity and friendship, saying she would be "missed terribly by me and many others".

One headline-grabbing show of support for the Wikileaks founder saw Dame Vivienne suspending herself inside a large cage outside the Old Bailey in 2020.

She condemned her friend's detention as a "stitch-up", and led other protesters in chanting for his release.

Dame Vivienne also designed the wedding dress seen during Julian and Stella Assange's small wedding ceremony in Belmarsh earlier this year.

She cemented her friendship with Mr Assange by visiting him regularly during his long stay at the Ecuadorian embassy in London as well as in Belmarsh, Mrs Assange said.

The two saw in the 2015 New Year together at the embassy, she added.

Mr Assange took refuge there for seven years, seeking asylum to avoid extradition. As well as his work with Wikileaks, he faced a rape allegation in Sweden. That investigation was later dropped.

But he was removed from the embassy in 2019 and imprisoned, and now faces a US trial over a leak of military information.

A request to hand him over has been approved by the UK government. However, Mr Assange is battling this, and has said the case against him is politically motivated.

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