If ever there was a shop more important to fashion history, it’s THE original Vivienne Westwood boutique on Chelsea’s Kings Road (formerly known as Let It Rock, most famously as Sex and now World's End).
This is where it all began for the avant-garde designer: where she developed her trademark designs and began using fashion as a platform to make political statements.
Decades later and Dame Viv has proved she's still very much down with the kids as news reaches us that she's set to release a new capsule collection of carefully handpicked designs from her archives in collaboration with Opening Ceremony. We’ve got a newly found love for Mondays that’s for sure!
Punk pioneer, Vivienne said: "When we started to do punk, we put all of these things together to create the look of an urban guerrilla - a rebel. It was a creation that evolved through our shop. When we started to do punk, I think it was the first time people saw clothes like ours, and they could buy them from our little shop."
She was approached by Opening Ceremony for this collab with the aim to spread the word of positive activism. Politics aside, we think the clothes are pretty cool, too.
Never shy of controversy, Vivienne’s collection will feature her original Drunken Anarchy Shirt with the ‘Do it yourself’ and ‘Active Resistance’ political patches and slogans, a reworking of the notorious Seditionaries Anarchy shirt from 1976, as well as designs from her collections in the 1980s.
There’s exciting news for trainer enthusiasts too: The Tongue Trainer is making a comeback. This was the first EVER trainer to be shown on the catwalk, originally from the Autumn/Winter 1983-1984 Witches collection.
As if the garments weren’t already exclusive enough, these limited edition pieces will have specially created labels inspired by the original Seditionaries label, sewn into each item.
The full Vivienne Westwood Worlds End x Opening Ceremony Capsule Collection will be available Monday 9th February at the Vivienne Westwood Worlds End store
430 Kings Road, London SW10 0LJ, call 020 7352 6551 or visit www.worldsendshop.co.uk