The iconic fashion house of Vivienne Westwood, now led by Westwood’s husband Andreas Kronthaler, is launching a stunning and emotional campaign for their Autumn-Winter 2023/24 collection.
In the wake of Vivienne Westwood’s passing in 2022, Kronthaler and others near and dear to the family ventured to Hollingworth, England, where Westwood was born, to create a campaign that would honor her roots and capture the atmosphere that helped shape the revolutionary designer she would become.
Shot by renowned fashion photographer Juergen Teller, the campaign moves through Westwood’s old stomping grounds starting at her childhood home at No.6 Millbrook. From there, the team ventured to a children’s playground, a bowling alley, a football club, and to the homes of Westwood’s relatives to shoot in their gardens. “It felt very special to document this moment,” says Kronthaler in a statement, as the group arrived at Westwood’s grave for a few final shots in celebration of her life. “To go up there and shoot the campaign has been very helpful in the process of coming to terms with the loss of not having her with us anymore.”
Perhaps the most intimate aspect of this highly personal campaign, the casting, sees model Vivienne Rohner, a friend of Westwood’s and a beloved V cover star, alongside Westwood’s son Ben Westwood, Westwood and Kronthaler’s granddaughter Cora Corré, Parisian model Zakaria Dau, and iconic ’90s male supermodel Mark Vandaloo posing in perfectly unique designs from the FW23/24 collection.
To fully capture the essence of Westwood’s upbringing in the 1950s, Westwood’s brother and filmmaker Gordon Swire filmed the shoot and contributed invaluable stories about his experience growing up in their small village.
Vivienne Westwood’s Autumn-Winter 2023/24 collection is available now at viviennewestwood.com and in person at Vivienne Westwood stores worldwide.