Vivienne Westwood Spring Summer 2012
Each year I go to either New York or Montreal to shop and I end up standing in a store wondering why Vivienne Westwood keeps churning out her crown logo polos. First of all, they never fit as she seems to think her target demographic is muscle guys. No wonder they’re always in the discount rack. Second, every year there’s a variation of the same thing: striped to distressed to terrycloth to bleached… In the most ghastly colours.
I guess it’s an accessible piece of ready-to-wear but seriously, who is buying these polos? With the summer Olympics hitting London in 2012, this themed collection will be hitting the shelves just in time for all the sports fever.
Imagine if they asked her to design the uniforms? They should! That opening march would be hilarious!
Anyway, with neo-athleticism making its way back (drawstrings, clean cuts, athletic proportions, mixing baseball jackets with trousers, cinched sleeves, neoprene, spandex, baggier pants etc…), it’s nice to see an eccentric take on it. I actually do love this collection. It’s surprisingly wearable for Westwood. She’s still the queen of queer!