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PFW: ANDREAS KRONTHALER for VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection

For the Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection, Andreas Kronthaler finds a muse in himself

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Discover Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 2022.23 Womenswear Collection, presented on March 5th during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. The collection is an elegant tribute to the world of theatre. Designer Andreas Kronthaler concentrated on himslef and his vision for this collection, trying to find a muse in himself. Some of the looks were decorated with Vivienne’s old Christmas decorations. The materials are all FSC approved, made from organic cotton or 61% recycled polyester, with lining made from Cupro, cellulosic fabric made from cotton waste. 

FALL WINTER 2022.23 COLLECTIONS

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I want to make an elegant tribute to the world of theatre. It’s there where everything is possible. We need space where people express themselves freely without censorship. If you lose that, you don’t have culture. We need to protect our world.

Art is an imitation of life. It stands outside time. It’s more about making clothes than fashion. I wanted to do something noble and formal. To make a moving painting – a picture come to life in order to seduce the mind through the eyes. You discover the truth through working. You learn something from it.

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The start was – a holy icon of the virgin, crowned in perfect beauty, hair falling over a golden cloak filled with big brocade flowers; holding the child, bound in his swaddling clothes. And another icon – how many different fabrics can you clothe someone in to radiate splendour and beauty? Gold, red, blue, turquoise, purple, yellow satin embroidered and cloaked in lace; Saint Sara, Patron of the gypsies. At Christmas we watched a film by Jean Renoir, ‘The Golden Coach’ with Anna Magnani. She was Columbine in a group of street theatre. I was looking at one of my art books, at the most famous paintings in the world, Watteau’s ‘L’Enseigne de Gersaint’. It gave the 18th century its mirror of life. Vivienne interpreted this in a couple of prints – looking at the moon “oh but you’re lovely as a blossom born of cloud, all bottomless azure above: clear water, all waves and surging billows below.” I asked Vivienne if she could decorate a few pieces from the collection with our old Christmas decorations. Thank you, darling! – Andreas Kronthaler

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©VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
©VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Credits
AK Clothing
New Mood for Andreas Kronthaler

AK Knitwear & Jersey
Studio Cataldi Group for Vivienne and Andreas

Special Tailored Shirts
Van Laack

Shoes
Gina Shoes for Vivienne and Andreas
Vivienne Westwood

Bags
Vivienne Westwood
Scarves
OTTO FLEMMICH Wien – SEIDENWEBEREI

SEIT 1836
Belts
Vivienne Westwood
Jewellery
Vivienne Westwood
Hats
Prudence Millinery for Vivienne and Andreas
Eyewear
Mondottica for Vivienne Westwood
Gloves
SQUILLACE1923
Hosiery
Wolford for Andreas and Vivienne
Socks
Vivienne Westwood
Styling
Sabina Schreder
Hair
Sam McKnight for Dyson
Make Up
Isamaya Ffrench at Streeters for Byredo
Nails
Beatrice Eni at Agence Saint Germain
Music
Written and composed by Severin Salvenmoser
Casting
Liz Goldson at Streeters
Light Designer
Alexandre Lebrun for Lightlab
Show Production
Kitten Production

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