Vivienne Westwood S/S 1991 Denim
This a pair of Vivienne Westwood Capri Denim from Spring/Summer 1991 “Cut, Slash & Pull.”
Vivienne Westwood stands alone in the nexus between pop culture and fashion — her finest works rendered inextricable from the legendary punks which donned them. Initially drawn to the movement by its shock and subversion, her store King’s Road (later renamed SEX, and then Seditionaries) became the most crucial author of the movement’s visual language . Though as Westwood’s career has progressed, she has became more firmly entrenched in the mainstream, (receiving British Fashion Designer of the Year three times) she has remained a designer for whom the political and social message behind her clothing is often as important as the garments themselves, and has released capsule collections aimed at calling attention to nuclear weapons, climate change, and numerous other social causes.
In the spring of 1991, Vivienne Westwood released one of her most legendary productions, “Cut, Slash & Pull.” looked to Tudor portraiture for inspiration, specifically the 16th-century practice of cutting and pricking to reveal underlying layers. In Westwood's version, it was bare skin that was exposed. Other garments included dresses of slashed voile and a decidedly modern take on the codpiece, nestled on the front of slashed silk pants trimmed with gigantic faux-fur bobbles and worn with a plunging fur-trimmed bodice and full-length gloves.Despite the era it called back to, the visual aesthetic appeared in harmony with her earlier punk work under the Seditionaries namesake.
Numerous pieces from this collection have been archived in museums across the world, this pair is on display in the V&A museum.
The pair of Denim is very rare and hard to come by, especially in this color way. It features insignia of an arm and a dagger, both engraved into the buttons and on the tag.
Made in Italy
Marked size 30 in. waist
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