By Alexandra Mas
The Spring-Summer 2024 collection by Andreas Kronthaler pays tribute to Vivienne Westwood, a British fashion icon.
Inferno Jacket, ‘Exhibition’ AW04/05, worn with matching striped cotton pants and the classic button-down twill shirt
Belladonna Shirt and Skirt in sequined silk georgette, ‘Propaganda’ AW05/06
Backgammon Dress in linen and tulle with beads, ‘Le Flou Taille’ AW03/04
Cropped Bellboy Jacket, ‘Mirror the World’ SS16, worn with Humphrey trousers in silk and linen and the Andreas cotton t-shirt
Gathered Blouse in cotton and silk, ‘Winter’ AW00/01, worn with the SB Humphrey Jacket in linen, ‘Mirror the World’ SS16, and the Frame Skirt in crepe, ‘Showroom’ AW99/00
Oak Leaf Dress in double “silk de chasse,” ’56’ SS08
He created this runway show using pieces from their joint archives and Vivienne’s personal wardrobe.
“I organized and numbered Vivienne’s personal wardrobe, the clothes we created together,” said Andreas.
Andreas made some modifications to the creations when he felt the need.
He starts his runway show with a hat, Vivienne’s signature code, in addition to a mix of prints and high-heeled booties.
The combining technique is very interesting; it follows the path of automatic writing, resonating with the Dada universe. As a voice coming from another world, maybe SHE was guiding the numbers.
Sabbath Dress in silk taffeta and net, ‘Everything is Connected’ SS14
Romeo Corset in sequined silk
Irina Infanta Dress in moire silk
AK Knitwear & Jersey
Studio Cataldi Group for Andreas
Laipe, Pelfim, Punto Zero and Ethical Fashion
Prudence Millinery for Andreas
Deni Calzature, Tiemmegi and Crewpage
Mondottica for Andreas
Sam McKnight at Premier
Isamaya French at Streeters using MAC Cosmetics
Ama Quashie at Streeters
Music composed and performed by Jeremy Dutton
Liz Goldson at Streeters
Alexandre Lebrun for Lightlab