Vivienne Westwood 2024 Sun Collection

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The Vivienne Westwood 2024 Sun Collection references a painterly palette – washing the face with broad strokes of color inspired by the work of Italian 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi, who was the first female member of the Accademia Delle Arti del Disegno, Florence. Futuristic iridescent and metallic materials contrast with the soft and playful Baroque palette, across bold vintage-inspired silhouettes – inspired by the glitterati of the 1970’s and 80’s.

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Vivenne

The collection looks to icons of Studio 54 glamour – Tina Turner, Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli. As well as bygone heroes of culture, stage, and screen; pin-up Jayne Mansfield, musicians Lou Reed and John Cale, Italian performer Moira Orfei, designers Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Peretti, and Judy Blame, and Hollywood legends such as Arthur Miller. The eclectic collection transcends time – combining large-scale proportions, classic glamour, and timeless styles with a contemporary edge.

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Liza

Statement frames adopt tortoiseshell and gradient acetate in unexpected colors, and intricate pearl details, synonymous with the house, embellish bold acetate styles. The ‘90’s sporty visor look brings a fresh frameless style to the collection and chunky hardware sits across the arms of the vintage-inspired frames in the collection. The impact and choice of raw materials to create the collection have been selected with the utmost consideration. The hand-made acetate frames and temple tips in the collection are crafted in an innovative Eastman material ‘Acetate Renew’, made from 60% bio-based content and 40% certified recycled content. The bio-based material is formed of renewable wood pulp cellulose from FSC-certified sources. The recycled content is formed of waste plastic diverted from landfills, which would otherwise not be recycled.

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Laurent

The packaging of the collection has also been carefully considered with a recycled by-product leather case, organic cotton bag, and recycled polyester cloth – all produced with 100% green energy.

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Tina

 

About Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971 along with her then-partner Malcolm McLaren in London. At the time they used their shop at 430 Kings Road, London, to showcase their ideas and designs. With their changing ideas of fashion came the change of not only the name of the shop but also the décor. It was in 1976 when Westwood and McLaren defined the street culture of Punk with Seditionaries.

By the end of the seventies Vivienne Westwood was already considered a symbol of the British avant-garde and for Autumn/Winter 1981 she showed her first catwalk presentation at Olympia in London. Westwood then turned to traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques, using British fabrics and 17th and 18th-century art for inspiration.

Vivienne Westwood is one of the last independent global fashion companies in the world. At times thought-provoking, this design house is about more than producing clothes and accessories. Throughout her life, Westwood captured the imagination and raised awareness of environmental and human rights issues around the world, which continues today through The Vivienne Foundation. With a design record spanning over fifty years, Vivienne Westwood is now recognized as a global brand and Westwood herself is remembered as one of the most influential fashion designers, and activists, in the world.

 

About MONDOTTICA

MONDOTTICA is a true world citizen. From humble beginnings, the eyewear company now has offices and operations in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Oyonnax, Molinges, Tokyo, Barcelona, Delhi, Moscow, New York, and Sydney with a distribution reach that spans all continents. Holding the licenses for a wide range of lifestyle and fashion brands, namely Anna Sui, Cath Kidston, Christian Lacroix, Hackett London, Joules, Karen Millen, Maje, Pepe Jeans, Sandro, Scotch & Soda, Ted Baker (worldwide except USA and Canada), United Colors of Benetton and Vivienne Westwood, ensures MONDOTTICA is ideally placed to cater to a broad demographic of style-conscious consumers. As a participant in the United Nations Global Compact and the UN Global Compact Network UK, MON- DOTTICA is committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, anti-corruption and taking actions that advance sustainability and societal goals.

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