Vivienne Westwood Menswear Spring 2010 Collection
Here’s what WWD had to say about Westwood’s collection:
“The Vivienne Westwood man is boarding an ocean liner for spring cruising, Twenties style, with a dapper wardrobe of fitted blazers, striped and checked pants and light and breezy knitwear.”
We’ve seen more descriptive text in an auto parts catalogue.
Just kidding! We’ve never even SEEN an auto parts catalogue! Okay, here’s the thing: we’ve got quite a few men’s wear collections coming up and we’re very excited about this bold new direction for T Lo, but we’ve spent the last three years ripping almost solely on women’s wear, so we’re finding ourselves struggling to come up with the vocabulary for this stuff. In addition, Westwood has never particularly been to our tastes.
Having said all that, we find ourselves liking quite a bit of this collection. Most of it is not stuff we would personally wear, but there are still some hot looks here. What surprises us is how normal most of this stuff looks. It’s like she got halfway through the collection and thought “Oh shit. I’m Vivienne Westwood. I need to throw together some crazy shit or no one’s gonna know it was me.”
Seriously, WHAT is the deal with the guy in the whiteface?
We like: most of the jackets, some of the pants, all of the bathing suits and NONE of the sweaters (except for maybe that first one with the anchors). If we had to sum up our problems with it, we would have to use the phrase “loosey-goosey,” which is a phrase that we plan on singlehandedly bringing back. It’s all too big and loose and disheveled and tied-together to our eyes.