This is one of Vivienne Westwood's takes on the "roving vagrant." Image courtesy of Coutorture.
Vivienne Westwood is known for her eccentricity in all facets of fashion. I personally adore her for the ridiculously high heels that she frequently sends down her runways. Recently in Milan, she took inspiration from the homeless population. In her press release for the collection, Westwood was quoted saying, "The nearest I have come to it is going home and finding I don't have my door key." This is quite obvious because the men in her collection look absolutely nothing like the homeless people I often encounter on Telegraph Avenue.
In a perfect world, I would be able to afford Westwood's creations. Either way, the pieces alone measure up to Westwood's aesthetic quite nicely. I love the fur accents and mixture of over-the-top patterns and how she makes it look like fashion. Would I wear anything from this collection? Probably not. However, I will continue to appreciate her work and give her a virtual pat on the head for her perception of how the homeless dress themselves.
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