Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood - WOMENSWEAR collection Autumn-Winter 2016/17 in Paris (with interview)

Designer: Andreas Kronthaler (Vivienne Westwood’s husband and collaborator) Location: Palais de Tokyo, ParisInspiration: "Sexercise". Personal memories: a mutual friend of the couple who became a Buddhist nun, personal items like jewellery, sports clothing found at his parents houses, art and the painter Pieter BruegelFocus on: a mixed, unisex collection. The large drapes, the tones of orange / burgundy/red. Like this beautiful red velvet at the beginning of the collection+ The touch of gold + The expanded volumes like the shirts with XXL sleeves with re-embroidered collars or long capes Note: the "gold label" line now becomes the line: "Andreas Krontahler for Vivienne Westwood." We feel a mix of both worlds, even if the Vivienne touch is still very present. Interview from Andreas Kronthaler:I think a collection is always somehow autobiographical. That is the way I work. I just look at things and collect things and do it without much thought. I just get immediately draw to something. It could be anything, you could meet somebody, see a film or go travelling or choose colours or go to a nice evening, anything. Then I take away something from that. It is like a 4/5 month diary, where you build it all up; it is like building a house or a collection. There are a lot of sensual, spiritual influences I think.There is the unisex side to diffuse, not the sexes, but more in a symbolic way. I like a man, I like a woman, but we are living in a time where the borders come up again and it is so sad, as Europe was so great as we were always together, and I hope we can sort it out. For me it is homage to that a little bit as well. I make the clothes on a dummy for a woman, I have always done this even in the past, then I would grade them up to make them bigger to 25% so I could wear it, so I can try them on and see what they are like or change them, in order to feel it. I like to feel what a woman feels.Music of the show, (donot reuse for more than 7 days after the show)

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