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Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review

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Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear Collection Review
Description
We understand that Andreas Kronthaler is not Vivienne Westwood, but in his subline for the legendary designer, we expect him to sprinkle in some of her indelible identity at least. Such was absent in his Fall 2019 collection. What was there, however, were various streetwear tropes popularized by other designers. Had Kronthaler been designing for them this would have been an acceptable show. But he wasn't, and so this wasn't acceptable at all!
Apparel Quality
38
Retail Potential
19
Overall Vibe
33
Reader Rating0 Votes
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Positives
Extremely Creative
Impeccable Corsetry
Commendable Draping
Negatives
Extremely Incoherent Collection
Awful Styling
Looked Ironically Unsustainable
Exaggerated Oversizing
Unforgiving Proportions
Unflattering Silhouettes
Over-The-Top Wedding Finale Ensembles
Weird Hooded-Like Garments
30
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Vivienne Westwood was never one to follow trends and fads. In fact, during the latter parts of the 20th-century, she actually started and pioneered them, not the other way around. And with this in mind, it baffled us profusely having seen how much Andreas Kronthaler adhered to current streetwear trends in his Fall 2019 collection for his subline for the great dame designer. When we saw the unnecessarily large outerwear, heavily-layered styling, and crumpled metallics, it was as if they came from a different brand altogether. Such elements looked way too familiar from the likes of Vetements and Off-White. They also looked awkward and increasingly unflattering, confusing us even more as to who will want to wear such stuff. The corsetry was amazing though and felt very in-line with the signature aesthetic of the legendary designer. But we still missed the subversive and dark romance, the off-the-rails type of avant-garde, and the punk attitude that all started from Westwood herself. Granted this was designed by Kronthaler, we just felt it was a huge shame that there was almost little to no sense of the Vivienne Westwood identity in the mix. We hope it’ll come back stronger next season!

Photo: Daniele Oberrauch / Gorunway.com

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