Vivienne Westwood a designer and person who shaped fashion since beginning in the late 70s under the brand name ‘Seditionaires’, which was sold out of her Kings Road store with her partner at the time Malcolm McLaren. Her designs specialised in clothing that defined the look of the punk movement. Bondage was a key theme from the beginning snd still runs through to the current day, using provocative straps and zips in unconventional ways to evoke emotion or abrasion.
Here we have a special item acquired from a Vivienne Westwood collector and friend of the brand. A sample piece that we are yet to see another in existence, taking inspiration from an early iconic Seditionaires design, the parachute top circa 1977. Featuring a fully knitted construction, with a viscose, nylon and Elite wool blend creating a soft stretchy outcome. The main detail being the straps covering the front and back, fed through epaulettes on each shoulder, with gold plated metal adjustments. The rubber ring in the middle holds the centre on each side. Furthermore, a double zipped high neck allows for multiple styling options and a slim fit reminiscent of the punk style finishes off the piece.