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Vivienne Westwood goes up the wall

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has released a collection of wallpaper, incorporating her signature looks. Consequently, Vivienne Westwood used her well-known ‘Squiggle’ print, dating back to her autumn/winter collection of 1981/82, or the more recent ‘Cut-Out Lace,’ developed from a fragment of antique lace, from her 2007 S/S line. Westwood drew from great British classics […]

Jan 07, 2010 | By Anakin

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has released a collection of wallpaper, incorporating her signature looks.

Consequently, Vivienne Westwood used her well-known ‘Squiggle’ print, dating back to her autumn/winter collection of 1981/82, or the more recent ‘Cut-Out Lace,’ developed from a fragment of antique lace, from her 2007 S/S line.

Westwood drew from great British classics such as the dogtooth pattern or traditional shirting stripes.

She got inspired by the wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth I (the ‘Insects’ pattern pays tribute to her), and even turned the Union Jack, in a weathered and sun-bleached look, into wallpaper.

“It is good when my ideas get carried over into other artistic media,” said Westwood.

“This collection is a perfect opportunity to be able to work with a heritage company like Cole & Son and to see my ideas from fashion translated into the world of interiors and wallpaper.”

Her collection comes as part of a trend of fashion designers branching out into interiors (see Diesel for example) and vice versa (industrial designer Marc Newson created jeans for G-Star recently).

Samples of Westwood’s wallpaper can be ordered online for £1 (€1.12) and are shipped worldwide.

Source: AFPrelaxnews, 2010


 
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