After nine years of absence, Vivienne Westwood has finally returned to London with her new Red Label collection for Autumn/Winter 2008 at London Fashion Week 2008.
She hasn’t changed a lot, the Red Label collection was launched in 1994 to offer apparel in Westwood’s imitative style to a wider circle of people. The emphasize is made on Westwood’s never-dying interest in Savile Row tailoring and French couture clothes.
The Red Label is created for those who not only want to look stylish, but adores something unique and innovative, multiplied by a traditional British sense of style.
The inspiration of this collection was the young women of the 1970′s and it is full of very short dresses, mini-skirts,extremely big buttons, blazers etc.
The show was opened with a model wearing shocking (for the show!) and widely-recognized “Guantanamo Orange” underpants. And it was only a beginning, then the audience saw a girl with a placard protesting for the rights of all prisoners at Guantanamo.