Vivienne Westwood, situated at 47 Spring Gardens, showcased the Spring Summer 2014 Red Label and MAN collections with a quintessentially English tea party in the Manchester boutique. Guests at the event were treated to wonderfully British gin and tonics, miniature sandwiches, macaroons and refreshing iced tea served in vintage china.
Models presented the key pieces to guests at the Manchester store; from the artist inspired Red Label and Indian Summer inspired MAN Spring Summer 2014 collections.
The collection is influenced by some of Vivienne’s favourite artists, examining not only their art but also their work clothes from photographs and self-portraits; which translate into the key silhouettes and prints for the collection. We picked a few of our favourite pieces from the collections, including floral dresses and leather shorts which are brilliant additions to your wardrobe!
One of Vivienne’s favourite artists, Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) , inspired the main prints for the collection, particularly his ‘Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase’ painting from 1868. While linen fabrics used throughout are taken from the artist’s canvas, androgynous suits are inspired by the typical male artist’s attire of the 17 th century in their studio, and summer outdoor clothing while they work on landscapes. Pinks, reds, oranges and blues from the floral paintings create a vibrant colour palette for the more staple collection pieces.
Flower Print Duchess Dress, £635
Sculptural Blazer, £860,
Flower Print Jacket, £675, Cream Leather Shorts, £805
The MAN Spring Summer 2014 collection is inspired by Indian summers and the British empire and maharajas. The collection comprises of linen suits worn with creased shirts which suggest summer afternoons drinking tea under the canopy, presented in a sunset and faded colour palette.
Cream Madras Tartan Waistcoat Jacket, £970, Multi Bombay Madras Trousers, £450
Oversized Snake Tshirt, £245, Tiger Shorts, £315,
The Red Label and MAN Spring Summer 2014 collections are available in the Manchester boutique alongside other Vivienne Westwood key women’s lines, including Gold Label and Anglomania, as well as jewellery, accessories and fragrance.
Toulon Leopard Bag, £140
Croc Print Pointed Court Shoe, £425
Visit Vivienne Westwood Manchester, at 47 Spring Gardens, King Street or telephone. 0161 835 2121