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Vivienne Westwood- History of the Hat

Pharell William’s Marilyn Monroe Moment






1982: Vivienne Westwood- A condensed history of the hat



The queen of experimental cutting, relentlessly combining innovation with tradition.

A giant bowler this year with the buffalo hat reappearing, with it first appearing in Vivienne Westwood’s Autumn Winter 1982-83 Buffalo Girls collection. Pharrell Williams was more than happy with a spotlight moment at the Grammy Awards this year urged a twitter account of the hat with more than 20k followers.

Vivienne Westwood never ceases to surprise, as a true revolutionary designer bringing historical pieces back into current time with a modern twist making Vivienne Westwood a timeless influential designer.


Alexander Mcqueen

From the start of his career McQueen has both shocked and delighted his audience with raw presentations often depicting bleak history and anarchic politics



Hail the King Mcqueen

The Savage Beauty dress, Mcqueen was able to infuse nature with his designs, architecture and fashion.



From the breathtaking lovely to the plain morbid, a dress constructed almost entirely out of fresh flowers that fell to the floor as the model walked along the runway. Showing the beauty of an alive flower however the process of death with the decay of the flowers, this design entailed the transformation of the breathtaking of the fresh vibrant flowers to the morbid process of the flowers dying. Alexander Mcqueen legacy will remain with the amazing pieces he created during his time.


Yves Saint Laurent 

Redefining femininity and masculinity 

“Le Smoking Trouser”

Le Smoking would not only mark a shift in fashion, but in power. In the words of Pierre Bergé, “It is a well-known fact that Chanel gave women their freedom; years later Saint Laurent brought them power.”

The 2014 Reintroduction of Yves Saint Laurent’s Iconic Signature Look
Le Smoking was a controversial statement of femininity- a sexuality that did not rely on ruffles or exposed skin, but instead smouldered beneath the sharp contours of a perfectly cut jacket and trouser.
 From the 1966 prevail other designers have interpreted the synonymous with a certain type of seductive style.
The 2014 Reintroduction of Yves Saint Laurent’s Iconic Signature Look

Tom Ford’s interpretation of Le Smoking.


Chanel Gave Women their Freedom


Chanel defied the odds of poverty and climbed the couture ladder, debuted jersey, a material that previously was more common for men’s undergarments, as a fabric for women’s apparel—redefining notions and blurring lines of masculinity and femininity in fashion. There is nothing quite iconic as a classic Chanel tweed piece, with the trend that spread like wildfire becoming popular and is synonymous to the designer Chanel.


Today the modern lady can still be scene in the Chanel tweed pieces but also can add to their Chanel collection with the signature Chanel No 5 fragrance and quilt stitched leather bag add a touch of Chanel’s magic to the modern day woman.


Christian Louboutin 

Two words come to mind; red soles, a signature that makes his footwear instantly identifiable. Louboutin is known for that experimental whimsy an emphatic, soaring statement on the soles of women’s feet.

Christian Louboutin exhbition at the Design Museum

Christian Louboutin is fascinated by showgirls, fantasy and sex, with these elements explored through his designs.



“Really good shoes have to seduce both men and women” Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is an iconic designer who has shown women a different way to view his creations. It is more than an accessory.. it is a bond between women and our lifestyle.



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