Vivienne Westwood Reveals FW19 Campaign At The Barbican

Vivienne Westwood Reveals FW19 Campaign At The Barbican

The latest campaign for Vivienne Westwood brings on the beehives and brutalism.

The latest campaign for Vivienne Westwood brings on the beehives and brutalism.

Text: Isabelle Zola

The iconic London landmark, the Barbican Estate, a notorious example of brutalist architecture, was chosen as the backdrop for Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood FW19 campaign. The site officially opened in July of 1969, after being rebuilt following the extensive bombings which crumbled the location during the Blitz. The landmark, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, holds a special place in the hearts of the designer duo, making this an ideal location for their campaign.

“We love the Barbican, we go there on a regular basis over all these years, mostly to listen to concerts, home of the LSO. It’s a place which always surprises you – the building is exciting, there’s always something new to discover. We went to see ‘The Tantalus’, a play by John Barton. He summed up the whole of Greek mythology in his own composition. The theatre of the Barbican is wonderful, the staging is so versatile. The play took all day, from morning until night, we had intervals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it was one of the greatest events of our life together,” said Westwood and Kronthaler in a statement.

Westwood continued her theme of modern-day punk. Clashing colors and eccentric structural compositions against the concrete backdrop created striking and rebellious visuals. Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler modeled the collection in grungy bridal-like ensembles. With a pitchfork in hand, and beehive hair, Westwood fully encompassed punk.

Check out the Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood FW19 campaign images below.

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