Vivienne Westwood AW14

A fracking war in apocalyptic anoraks, bedraggled protestor layers and metallic tracksuits

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Initial reaction:

Fracking warfare: readying for fight in apocalyptic anoraks, protester chic and futuristic detailing.

Quote of the show:

"Fracking is the Big Fight. In England we must all challenge the irresponsible behaviour of our governments who are trying to force fracking upon us with no consideration of alternatives. The public must be informed. One thing is sure: At this point in time we must think before we rush into further action to fracture our Earth." Vivienne Westwood

Stand out looks:

A one-armed coat (where the empty sleeve was flung over the shoulder) certainly caught the eye, suggesting war and maimed victims. Trousers cut wide at the hips in Westwood’s favoured silhouette felt comical under the blown up check of a suit. Layered anoraks and cloak-style hoods felt apocalyptic, while sci-fi padding in the opening look suggested future, harsher worlds. The final, bedraggled, loosely woven, hippie-esque looks were reminiscent of protestors who spent weeks camping outside fracking sites.

How they wore it:

With hair spray painted black or white in a very rigid shape, like LEGO hair, so they all looked the same. Paired with the structured sportswear it came across as almost robotic in places.

Tracksuit watch:

Vivienne also picked up on the tracksuit wave that soared through LC:M, opening with one in crackled gold. A cropped tracksuit top in wine red and white was worn with a shirt buttoned all the way up the neck, and open leather sandals.

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