Andreas Kronthaler, widower of British designer Vivianne Westwood, for the Spring/Summer 2024 season wanted to reread and send to Paris the garments he had made with his iconic wife.
"No - he explains - it is not a retrospective. A survey. I organized and numbered Vivienne's personal wardrobe, the clothes we made together. Revisited. Reworked. The garments in the collection come out in the order in which I took them and numbered, starting with a hat. Where I felt the need I changed, or I added, I removed. I loved the way he dressed. Always the opposite of anyone else.
He wore things until he consumed them. Like his corduroy suit, which he has worn constantly for over twenty years. She was a great mend, she never wasted anything. She had figured out how to get the most out of herself. Her thinking was always elsewhere, in some exciting place, that was what made her so attractive. He had a very special relationship with time, he really knew how to travel with his mind.
I owe her so much." In order of appearance, among the looks parade the Inferno Jacket, FW 2004/05 fashion show, striped cotton trousers combined with the classic button down twill shirt. The Cosmopolitan Jacket, Tied to the Mast, SS 1998, a plaid linen miniskirt and a cotton jersey orgyvest.
Belladonna Shirt and Skirt in silk georgette with sequins, Propaganda FW 2005/06 collection. Saint Honore T-shirt in cotton jersey, worn with the Vivienne cotton knit vest and the Ines knit skirt. Wilma Silk Jacquard Dress, FW 2029/10.
Frida Cape in linen from Everything is Connected SS 2014, worn with the twill button shirt and a mesh skirt. On the platform also the Baccarat Dress in printed silk shantung, of the Le Flou Taille FW 2003/04 fashion show; the Baroness Dress in silk and cotton, from the Blue Sky SS 2004 collection. Take home this silk taffeta Backgammon Dress, from the FW 2003/04 collection.
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