Shown at the British Embassy, the Vivienne Westwood Gold Label show for Spring / Summer 2013 continued Westwood's theme and feel of the, "Climate Revolution." Models walked on a diamond shaped black and white checkered floor and under crystal encrusted chandeliers.
Models wore tattered dresses and sky high heels in a variety of muted, pale, colors, and lively prints. Torn and unfinished panels were shown, even a leather skirt with the panels completely slashed from the skirt. Trousers also had rips in them, a style not commonly seen since the early 2000's. Models carried structured bags. Masks of makeup were worn, and some of the models sported bright white nails.
Some looked ike they were ready to go to the beach for the day, with slouchy bags to carry all of the essentials. Others looked like they were just returning from an end of the world destruction party. Gold lame skirts were ragged and windswept. Full printed suits and bags were stamped with Westwood's tag-line, Climate Revolution.
The music the girls walked started out with a traditional British feel, morphing into a reggae / rastafarian feel. Suddenly it took an ethnic turn with African drumbeats and finally ended with a punk theme and screaming vocals. More tattered dresses followed, topped with shaggy cropped wigs, worn by girls who seemed to have been attacked by scissors. The evening gowns were topped with crowns, which brought together the tradidional Vivienne Westwood feel. Overall, not a catching and intriguing collection, as most of the clothing wouldn't be considered wearable or flattering by any means. Vivienne Westwood should stick with her traditional Brit Punk aesthetic.