For 2021, Vivienne Westwood unveiled a made-to-order and couture collection that celebrates 25 years since the inception of couture at the London atelier. Each piece is reminiscent of a significant moment from the vast Westwood archive and is evocative of the atelier’s signature avant-garde tailoring and combined historical and experimental pattern cutting.
The made-to-order bridal offering includes detachable sleeves, capes, “Diva” trains, “Elizabeth” boleros, and “Bagatelle” corsets, which aims to inspire brides to curate their own, unique look. Standout combinations include the long cocotte dress with the Elizabeth bolero and the Leia dress with detachable sleeves—the draping and construction is especially eye-catching this season.
The couture designs were all hand-crafted in the London atelier and feature lace corsetry, high slits, tulle trains, and rose embroidery for that attention to detail that will make any bride feel special. We can’t wait to see the Marie Antoinette dress, Levant dress, and Hemingway Rose dress incorporated into our brides’ wedding weekends!
Created with an environmental conscience and reduced carbon footprint, all looks were designed, sampled, and made locally in England. Sustainable fabrics in the collection include an ivory “Peace” silk, a “Tiny Stars” jacquard in recycled polyester, and an ivory FSC certified viscose—as a vegan alternative to silk.