About Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971 with her then partner Malcolm McLaren in London. With their changing ideas of fashion, it was in 1976 when Westwood and McLaren defined the street culture of Punk with Seditionaries. 1989 was the year that Vivienne met Andreas Kronthaler, who would later become her husband and long-time design partner, as well as Creative Director of the brand.

Vivienne Westwood, at times thought-provoking, the brand is about more than producing clothes and accessories. Westwood continues to capture the imagination while raising awareness of environmental and human rights issues. With a design record spanning over forty years, Westwood is now recognized as a global brand and Vivienne herself as one of the most influential fashion designers, and activists, in the world today.

Now offering bespoke personalized one-to-one couture and made-to-order appointments digitally for the first time. Westwood’s expert couturiers will welcome bridal and couture clients to a showroom virtually and will now be able to connect with clients globally without the need for travel.

Editor’s Notes


Why we love it… 

An icon in the fashion world and visionary artist that you’ll see woven throughout so many of our editorials, Vivienne’s distinct aesthetic offers a completely refreshing take on bridal.  Besides the boldly unexpected design and details, for us it’s the inimitable fit of her gowns and exquisite fabrications (honestly, nothing quite compares to the way these gowns fall on the body and how they feel to touch in person).


For the woman…

Who knows her style, wants something wildly different (that will never date) and values artisanal design.


Styling tips…

We love Vivienne Westwood accessories as much as the gowns, so choose one of the iconic silhouettes with corsetry detailing and add bold accessories (embroidered veils or strands of broken pearls)… or a dramatic gown worn effortlessly with paired back hair and makeup, and devoid of accessories.