Paris Fashion Week- Andreas Kronthaler unveiled his AK/AW capsule collection for Vivienne Westwood Saturday, and it was an ode to his home country of Austria and subtly to his beautiful wife, the legendary Dame Vivienne Westwood.
The collection, which was shown at the absurdly beautiful Intercontinental Paris Le Grande Hotel, encompassed Kronthaler’s Austrian heritage and molded it with the punk roots of the iconic house his wife, Vivienne Westwood built.
In an interview with Vogue magazine, Kronthaler cited the Viennese modernism of the 1920’s and 1930’s as his inspiration.
“I got really involved with the Viennese Modernism of the 1920s and 1930s. I had almost forgotten about it, but it was a great time of exchange and ideas.”
In addition to his home country, it seemed that his greatest muse this collection was his wife. The designers have partnered in designing collections for years but, for this collection, Kronthaler asked his legendary wife to model the designs at the show (below). The thunderous applause she received were wonderful and deserved as she gracefully sauntered the circular catwalk.
The clothing was nothing less than you would expect from the house of the eternal punk princess, oversized draped silhouettes, a range of colors, and even paint splatters on some pieces. Although the designs for this season were over the top, there were some wearable pieces that made the cut.
This capsule collection is now available to shop online and in store. To shop the AK/AW collection, visit www.viviennewestwood.com