Question for UK Members

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Question for UK Members

Postby Freedomforall » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:15 pm

I found this lady and her unisex designs. She hails from the UK. Has anyone heard of her? The prices are extremely high. I like a few of the designs, but would have to win the lottery to afford anything on the site. I found several of her unisex dresses on Ebay. The prices are still a small fortune. https://www.viviennewestwood.com/en/unisex/clothing/
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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby FranTastic444 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Has anyone heard of her?

She is best known for her association with the Punk movement. Lots to read about her here.

I would say that she is well known to many people from mid 40's in age upwards, but anyone younger than that may not have heard of her.
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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby Sinned » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:59 pm

Associated with Malcolm McLaren and the punk movement. One of those fashion designer icons along with Versace et al and in the same price bracket. If you need to ask the price, you can't afford them. Her design are of the catwalk variety and not really wearable. She herself dresses rather flamboyantly!!!!
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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby Kirbstone » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:27 pm

These people add variety and appeal to a niche market only. Gimme the cheapies any day. I don't need to impress anyone.

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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby Freedomforall » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:58 pm

Kirbstone wrote:These people add variety and appeal to a niche market only. Gimme the cheapies any day. I don't need to impress anyone.

Tom

Tom you have reached a whole level of impressionism just by yourself. I admire anyone who is as active as you!
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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby Kirbstone » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:34 pm

Dear FFA, I only wish I could favourably impress MOH. In her company skirting for me is forbidden, so all my fun in that area is indeed all by myself....at home, that is.

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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby FranTastic444 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:20 pm

This post reminds me, a few years back I used to do a lot of work in the City of London and I spent a lot of time at an apartment in Bermondsey, just off Long Lane.

Zandra Rhodes, another fashionista associated with the Punk movement had an association with the nearby Fashion and Textile Museum. We saw her from time to time going into / coming out of the building as well as mooching around Borough Market and London Bridge tube station. She is not difficult to spot!

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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby kiltguyire » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:46 am

I remember before I started skirting I saw a photo of Andreas Kronthaler getting off a plane with Vivien and he was in skirt and tights that was almost 20 years ago, he wears skirts a lot
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Re: Question for UK Members

Postby Pdxfashionpioneer » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:22 am

I was surprised to see that she was associated with the punk movement because the blurb I had read about her put her more in the haute couture category.

I was interested because I had bought one of her silk dresses on Poshmark and then wondered what her reputation was. Why only as an afterthought? I liked the colorful abstract print and silk at Poshmark (an online consignment mall) prices is almost always a done deal.

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Clicking around her website I was amazed at how humdrum the offerings on the opening Unisex opening page were. But I was also impressed by how many of the pictures of her 2019/20 collection showed men in her skirts and dresses. Not to mention how good they looked!
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