Sunday, 22 February 2009

Vivienne Westwood Red Label | London | Autumn/Winter 2009/10

Hot off the press yeah. I was waiting to see what Westwood Red Label would be up to this season. It looks pretty toned down and casual. Nothing ground breaking to be seen so far on the catwalk, i think everyone has run out of money.

Not sure about this too small to be all that interesting bag with court jester style pattern. I don't think it really suits the outfit the model is wearing either. I hate it when designers feel compelled to make their models wear bags when it just ends up looking like a bit of an afterthought.

These three bags are pretty plain and of a fairly standard structure. I would need to get a closer look but it looks like the are going for a more classic timeless look, more in the vein of LV than anything we would expect to see from Westwood.

As i suspected, bags are taking on a more classic look. Gone are the times when designers use bags to make ridiculous statements testing the boundaries of what Japanese womens are going to spend £800 + on, the credit crunch has meant that the design houses themselves need to sell the bags and in volume. We all need to make a bit of money at the end of the day.

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