"Last night the press release for Westwood’s menswear collection, for Milan Fashion Week, declared: “Perhaps the oddest of heroes to emerge this season, Vivienne Westwood found inspiration in the roving vagrant whose daily get-up is a battle gear for the harsh weather conditions . . . Quilted bombers and snug hoodies also work well in keeping the vagrant warm.”
Yes. The homeless.
Of course, in the candy-colored world of Vivienne Westwood, homeless people are all young with great bodies, high cheekbones and flawless skin, and they all have super-styled hair and brightly colored clothes. And sometimes they'll walk around in big goofy hats or even teddy bear heads! Sometimes even a crown because they are homeless and therefore crazy.
The funny thing is, once you get past the ridiculous bullshit behind the show's theme and staging, there are some great individual pieces there.
Still, the climate change shirts and the laughable attempts at relevancy via buzzwords can't help but make us roll our eyes. no matter how much we may want that sweater or those pants.
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