Vivienne Westwood's couture label Gold took to the catwalk at Royal Ascot's fashion show.
This SS11collection is titled ‘ The Only One’and was inspired by lost civilisations.
"The present collection is an extraction of some past essence, things that occurred to me as I chose fabrics and worked on cuts. Markers of different views of life, from people who saw the world differently from us. Arbitrary things-tutenkamen, little girls who were exposed on the mountains of Peru, waiting to marry the sun, Matisse, Comedia Dell’Arte, Noh theatre, Ballet."
Baby blue cotton pillowcase dress with black frame worn with a shredded gold silk bolero.
Charcoal print box dress in crinkle cotton with turquoise and brown towel worn as a stole.
Ivory double breasted blazer with asymmetric skirt in summer wool.
Drunken trousers and blazer in green leopard print stretch vicose. worn underneath but not shown in the image is a ‘Loyalty to Gaia’ print t shirt. (Gaia theory sees all organisms and their inorganic surroundings to be closely integrated maintaining the conditions for life on earth. )
Black and white dotted squares suit in Jacquard cotton.
Shredded gold knit silk knit top with pink dotted dress in Jacquard cotton.
Silver embroidered mini dress with electric blue silk overlay.
Gold embroidered mini dress with overlaying gold silk tutu dress.
Black embroidered mini dress with floral cotton organdie overlay.
Long floral silk taffeta printed dress with twisted bodice and slit.
Long bronze and dark green silk taffeta and organza skirt with silver silk Duchess satin bodice.
Long brown silk grosgrain and taffeta corset dress.
And it wouldn’t be a Westwood collection without a bit of tartan. Ballerina linen floral and silk tartan dress.