Vivienne Westwood and Craig Green were two of the best names on Monday’s schedule, also known as the last day of London fashion week men’s. This meant a guaranteed show for the best British creatives.
A normal Vivienne Westwood show is always different from the rest of the fashion week, and her latest collection was no different. To begin with, there was no fashion show, but there was a two-minute and 45-second video that was shot mostly at night or backstage that starred character models, Westwood, an EU flag and sandbags.
Westwood’s theme this year was military style. The message the models kept repeating was “don’t get killed.” The 76 year old designer always manages to put beautiful pieces behind her slogans. The collection put military history with texture and focused more on the color. Westwood’s iconic princess coat was unisex for this collection in big camouflage print, tweed and undyed wool.
The whole collection consisted of belted coats, loose trousers, two-piece suits and draped gowns. Westwood promoted unisex styling for reasons that have to do with helping with the environment.
“You all know what I’m up to – I use fashion as a vehicle for activism to stop climate change and mass extinction of life on Earth,” she said.
Adding the contemporary spin to the cricket sweater, Jonathan Saunders reinvents his knitwear collection with the Leanne merino wool sweater. The dual colored sweater is the perfect piece to invest in if you are a supporter of the matching outfits trend. The Leanne merino wool sweater is the perfect way to approach Fall, while holding on to summer with the baby pink and turquoise colors it is available in.
This V-neck style is knitted from luxurious merino wool and has the perfect slouchy fit. The versatility of this piece allows you to wear it with anything, which defines the unisex approach.
Having a style that falls in the unisex category, and a wardrobe that could style a man perfectly, I will attempt to minimize the feminine direction of the article and place importance on objects needed by both genders. Now please keep in mind that is an open discussion and having not lived in New York during September, I will need your experienced expertise as well. I have done enough research, random street conversations and major summer experiences to allow me to list essentials that I am positive you will nod your head with approval.
The number one essential is, the “Umbrella” because no you can’t stand under anyone’s umbrella, since half the people will be running to escape the rain. Always have on in your bag, New York is the moodiest when it comes to weather and you will never now when the emotional feeling hits and it starts to cry.
Number two goes to “Band-aids”; you are probably staring at a blister this very moment and agreeing “So True!” New Yorkers are fortunate to have the choice to walk anywhere and even if you don’t like walking at one point you have to walk. So with that, I am sure each person reading this has had the worse blister experience and it’s painful I know.
Falling in third place, the “Portable Cell phone Charger”. The sad part is, not many people know it exists, but the happy part it does. Do yourself a favor and head to the nearest Duane Reade and buy yourself one.
Number four, “Cash”. If you are a brunch person, happy hour person, pizza person or simply a person, always carry cash with you. Most spots in New York have ATMs that will charge you an extra fee and cause an extra hassle.
And for the finale, “Bottle of Water” if you ever get stuck on a subway for 30 minutes you will thank me. Awaiting your feedback.
Photo By Alice
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