Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2012
Vivienne Westwood sure knows how to put on a show. So much so that she drew the likes of chef Heston Blumenthal, Mary Charteris, Jacquetta Wheeler, Sadie Frost and Leigh Lezark to the front row. With a typically British, unorthodox theme, the clothing was far more conservative than what we usually see from this punky, edgy and unpredictable label. She used British fabrics at the beginning of the show, however, the kooky tribal patterns and bright colours were still fun and flirty enough to keep her reputation in check towards the end. Also, I'd like to point out that Vivienne has raised £1.15 million for the charity Cool Earth and used this forum to help reach her £7 goal — how wonderful that fashion can help this cause.
The beauty style complemented the collection with an overall creamy, caramel, wearable look on the face. MAC Cosmetics lead artist Val Garland took the helm to create a "30s tomboy on a bomb site" effect. Using dusty earthtones, tea stain shades on the eyes and cheeks, she left out mascara and instead opted for racy tattoos on the arms, legs, face, neck and feet to appeal to the tough girl side of the brand. Nails were also quite unique painted in grey and black with random symbols that tied into the tribal patterns in the collection.
For more on the review of the clothing and accessories, read what FabSugarUS has to say about the line here.