Vivienne Westwood ♥’s is a celebration of quality and craftsmanship- bringing together British heritage brands that share a passion for traditional production techniques & the preservation of skills already passed down through many generations. Each brand was approached as they epitomise Vivienne’s ‘Quality over Quantity- buy less, choose well, make it last’ ethos. Heritage brand Johnstons of Elgin is delighted to be a part of this collaboration.
Using the design heritage and authority of the brand in cashmere and tartan, Vivienne Westwood has produced a range of styles which marry the designer’s singular vision with the quality and craftsmanship which only decades, and in some cases centuries, of history can bring to a product.
Experts in cashmere, fine woollens and beautiful tweed products, Johnstons of Elgin have been manufacturing in Elgin since 1797. Their history is one of quality and provenance. They are the only mill in Scotland to take cashmere from fibre to fabric and were granted the Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales. Long renowned for their expertise in design, cashmere and fine woollens and inspired by their rich Scottish heritage, they create beautiful products for contemporary luxury markets. All their products are lovingly created and finished by hand by their craftsmen and women with the finest attention to detail.
For Vivienne Westwood ♥’s the classic Johnstons of Elgin cardigan and pullover have been re-designed in two colour ways; a red and blue and a soft grey and caramel Argyle pattern cashmere- which is also a signature print for Vivienne Westwood and has been used in many of her collections.
The iconic Vivienne Westwood Cut & Slash technique, first used in her Spring- Summer 1990/91 collection of the same title, is also used here as an added detail around the centre pattern. Paired with these are classic Westwood style drop-crotch lounge pants in matching Argyle pattern cashmere.
All pieces are embroidered with a small Scottish bumble bee and graffiti orb. Also included within the collection is a classic tartan cashmere stole, inspired by the wool capes from the Vivienne Westwood Autumn- Winter 2013/14 Gold Label collection.
‘Johnstons of Elgin are synonymous with quality and craftsmanship and we are intensely proud to have been chosen to be part of Vivienne Westwood ♥’s.’ – Ollie Platts- Sales Director
Vivienne Westwood ♥’s will be available from 44 Conduit Street, 18 Conduit Street, Worlds End, select International stores and online at: www.viviennewestwood.com