Set in the incredible Royal Courts of Justice, this was promising to be a thrill of a show. Red Label, we are told, has been developed with long standing Westwood member, Murray Blewett. Heritage and tradition is important to this label and they want to encourage more designers to return to using and sourcing English wool, fabrics and knits.
Red label displayed Blewett’s interpretation of typical Britishness in people observed in his neighbourhood of Portobello Market. The hair woven into crowns and outsized bowler hats amplifies the tradition, whilst the wool coats and riding themes served the country sense. A Westwood show is rarely understood first time round, the more you look, the more you see, and as pretty much anything goes the taffeta cocktail dress, tartan mini skirt and pinstripe suiting did not look that out of place together, especially given the context. Much like the market, keeping looking and you will unearth a gem.