Yes she's back! Dame Vivienne Westwood made her return to London, after a ten year absence, in spectacular style. As one of the most anticipated shows of the week, there was literally a rugby scrum to get in (even having a ticket doesn't necessarily mean you're guaranteed a place!). And this was all for her secondary line, Red Label. Maybe one day Ms Westwood will deem London cool enough to show her main collection here again.
With an (almost) A-list front row (Lilly Allen et al..), this was more of a victory parade for Westwood, rather than a show stopping collection. But, being a secondary line, one wouldn't expect anything else- it was a very wearable, (apart from the crotch bearing minis of course), very 'nice' collection. There were no shock tactics, no stunts- just a lovely collection.
Conservative belted trenches, skinny trousers and faux fur coats sat happily alongside gold lame minis, crotch flashing dresses and standard Westwood tartan. I could happily wear almost every look- which isn't something one often says after a show. Let's hope we can entice more designers (ahem, Alexander McQueen) to stay loyal to their British routes and show at LFW again.