Vivienne Westwood is one of the few women that even Queen Elizabeth II calls Dame. Despite the noble title, this stylist’s history starts with mixed memories of one of the dirtiest musical genres of all time. It is in the anarchy and liberty — sexual and of expression — of punk that she took her first steps in the suggestive Kings Road. There she wrote a great chapter in the story of world culture.
Since 2008, Melissa + Vivienne Westwood has won the feet (and the heart) of innumerous women who embraced the idea of being feminine while retaining power. That’s the case with typical English fabrics like tartan (plaid), which have already appeared in the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania models. The symbol of Vivienne’s brand Anglomania, the Orb is always present in Melissa. The design — a crown and a satellite - serves to symbolize the antagonisms that mark the designer’s life: the crown means tradition. The satellite, the future.