VIVIENNE WESTWOOD HISTORY
Vivienne Westwood's name is synonymous with subversive British fashion. Born in Derbyshire in 1941, Westwood has become one of the most loved style icons in British fashion history. Starting her design career in 1971 at 430 Kings Road, it has been a tale of true British style, eccentricity and rebellion. Iconic styles such as the high collar shirt and 'drunken' cut trouser sit alongside Westwood's continued experiments with fabric, cut and pattern. Westwood and Malcolm McLaren joined forces during the 70’s and opened a clothing store on London's Kings Road called Let it Rock. Westwood crafted the clothes which McLaren conceived. This period saw the birth of the punk rock movement of which McLaren became the manager of the infamous punk band, The Sex Pistols, of which Vivienne Westwood drew most of her inspiration for the fashion designs even to this day the punk handwriting can still be seen throughout her current collections. Over the years the Vivienne Westwood brand has become nothing short of a British phenomenon and has amassed a wide base of loyal customers embracing the brand’s individuality, panache and quality of everything it produces.