Vivienne Westwood breaks boundaries in AW17 show

Renowned for her eclectic style and punk-rock aesthetic, Dame Vivienne Westwood turned London Fashion Week Men's on its head yesterday. Her new autumn/winter 2017/18 collection, 'Ecotricity', presented both womenswear and menswear, putting men in dresses and women in suit tailoring.

The unisex affair marked a first for the designer, having never shown at London Fashion Week Men's previously. Edgy designs comprised wide lapels, flared pants, billowing capes, and tulle tutus. Colourful jumpers were slashed at the sides, suits were deconstructed, oversized collars featured on most shirts, and bold printed fabrics featuring skulls, flowers and faces reigned supreme. Boundaries were blurred as men and women wore similar outfits and that was exactly the statement Ms. Westwood was trying to make. 

When speaking to the New York Times about the show, Ms. Westwood stated: 'Unisex may sound like a joke, but, in fact, it’s all about styling and being able to dress however you like. Swapping clothes with your partner means you can buy less, choose well and really make them last,' the 75-year-old said, in line with her eco-friendly mantra. 

Stealing your boyfriend's clothes has never been more appealing. Check out our favourite looks below: 

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