Westwood, 75, who is known for her eccentric creations and
environmental activism, presented both menswear and womenswear
for her autumn/winter 2017/18 "Ecotricity" line, putting men in
dresses and skirts and ties on women.
Models wore colorful knits made up of jumpers and trousers as
well as long dresses and arm cuffs, at times slit on the sides.
Men's suits were deconstructed or had wide, ankle length
trousers and sometimes were worn with long cloaks.
Women's jackets had asymmetric cuts or exaggerated shoulders.
Shirts had large collars and colorful prints and patterns,
including skulls and faces, adorned most designs.
"She and he are having fun with unisex and swapping clothes,"
shownotes for the collection read. "'Buy less, choose well, make
it last' limits the exploitation of the planet's natural
Outfits were often layered and looks were accessorized with face
paint, paper crowns, colorful socks, tights and boots.
Westwood, who previously showed menswear in Milan, was the
biggest name at the four-day London event following the
departure of brands like luxury label Burberry.
"London is my home. I regret leaving Milan because they've been
so kind to me," the designer said backstage.
"It's just easier and more efficient for us to be here."
Burberry will present its menswear collection alongside its
womenswear line at London's higher profile women's fashion week
(Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Pedro Caiado; editing
by Richard Lough)
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