Next year London will be hosting the Olympic Games. Vivienne Westwood therefore dedicates her MAN SS12 collection to the event and to the thousands of athletes who will participate.
The gentleman sportsman is their inspiration. This collection is not only about sportswear but what one could wear to attend the formal ceremonies. Tailoring as always is the core of the collection. This is the look you should wear to the events.
You will find references to the games’ iconography throughout the collection.Their athletes are dripping in sweat. They hope to win a medal. Laurel wreaths which were awarded to the victors in ancient Greece remind us that we owe not only the games to the Greeks but our civilization.
Preppy sports sweaters emblazoned with logos of birds, gold Olympic torches and flags from countries participating were sent down the catwalk with silk jogging bottoms and contrasting city shorts. Gladiator sandals were styled amongst peaked Mr T caps and smart jackets with textbook ties. Westwood manages to tie in the elements of sport and evening fashion courageously in her Man catwalk show, proving the two can unite fashionably.