The spring-summer 2022 collection by Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood is a concentration of styles and influences mixed together.
This is not necessarily a problem, on the contrary, the combination of multiple styles and historical references is a key element of the brand’s identity, which, once again, doesn’t let down.
This mashup of fabrics and styles is first and foremost evident from the waste material used for the creation of garments, a feature that many designers share today, but of which Westwood has always been a pioneer. The beautiful tabard in pale pink and silk crepe, taken from the 90s’ archives is a valid example of this art.
In addition to this, Kronthaler also added objects of a clear symbolic and emotional value, which here become accessories. The collection is a riot of draped dresses and others softer in silhouette.
In addition, there are clear surrealist, punk references, but also historical ones and in particular medieval, as well as animal prints alternating with floral and more abstract ones, which stand out on a chromatically varied color palette.
As often seen in the brand’s fashion shows, many dresses fade even more the border line of the gender, no longer strictly defined; very interesting and funny, are the excessively wide pants, which stuns the silhouette.
Despite the many influences, plots, sports cuts alternating with those softer and more structured, the collection has its own sense, and is ordered in a homogeneous way.
As briefly mentioned, even the accessories assume a central importance; oversized necklaces and earrings, not really inviting for their comfort but still beautiful; followed by scarves and veils, as well as basketball hats.