The Vivienne Westwood 2022 bridal collection is divided into 3 capsule collections: Made-To-Order, Couture and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood.
The Vivienne Westwood Bridal Made-To-Order 2022 collection recreates the feeling of new beginnings: sheer fabrics, transformative elements and three-dimensional metamorphic silhouettes. Unique Westwood cutting techniques create ethereal quality looks “from another world, sculpted for goddesses”, while contemporary exposed corsets, covered in layers of tulle lend a romantic allure to the collection.
The floral details in the collection symbolize renewal and rebirth. Three-dimensional flowers adorn the corset of the Venus mini dress, floral embroidery and cascades of ivy on the transparent body of the long Rhea column dress with corset and small leaves embroidered on the tulle of the Princess dress look like confetti.
The Vivienne Westwood Bridal Made-To-Order collection features 15 dresses and 9 separate styles available in a selection of luxurious fabrics and finishes.
Eco-friendly fabrics include among others recycled ivory tulle and FSC certified viscose as a vegan alternative to silk.
The Vivienne Westwood Bridal Couture 2022 collection takes inspiration from influential women and heroines in the arts and literature from ancient Greece to the present day. Drawing with these muses in mind, the look of the modern Westwood bride was sculpted through a collection handcrafted through a rich selection of opulent and delicate details and fabrics.
Historic cuts and modern silhouettes are made with crystal and pearl embroidery, Chantilly lace and three-dimensional floral details. Pastel-toned roses rest on sumptuous draperies of lace and tulle, love letters are hidden in silk or embroidered on transparent veils, while overcoats are embroidered with pearls and feathers.
The Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Spring / Summer 2022 collection includes bridal looks that experiment with proportions. Dresses sculpted on hourglass silhouettes inspired by Marilyn Monroe, a 50s look and a modern re-interpretation of a Marie Antoinette dress, reminiscent of the glories of the 18th century French court of Versailles. This exclusive collection in embroidered tulle, moiré silk and draped Chantilly lace is finished with delicate feathers, silk taffeta bows and a patchwork tulle bolero. The dresses paraded on the Paris catwalk and are tailor-made for each client.
For Vivienne Westwood, working towards sustainable clothing production methods is not only about researching fabrics with a lower environmental impact, but also means researching traditional production methods on a smaller scale to have a lower impact. By nurturing the craftsmanship of the bespoke garment, Westwood wants to use sustainable forms of production that help support and sustain the skilled work of tailors and local communities. The bridal collections are designed, sampled and handcrafted in England, using British tailoring techniques combined with experimental fabric cuts.
By prioritizing the quality and longevity of the style of each dress, the Westwood team of tailors offers a new service to transform each dress after the wedding and give new life to the fabric by eliminating waste. Through a selection of fabrics, dyeing techniques, alterations to the silhouette, embroidery, applications and finishes, all the dresses can be transformed into timeless pieces for all occasions by the hands of Westwood couturiers.