Westwood’s continued use of tartan connects the now with the then. It approaches fashion through a contemporary lens, as opposed to merely constituting an exercise in rehash. “You can’t copy the past – even when you try to copy, you discover things from today,”
The world of fashion lost an icon last week with the passing of designer Vivienne Westwood. A true pioneer of British fashion, Westwood became synonymous with a punk style that was feminine and radical. The inclusion of tartan is one of the most recognisable aspects of her designs, making them both quintessentially British and rebellious at the same time. Read on to find out more about the tartans used by Vivienne Westwood and how she shared our love of Scottish cloth!