First seen on the Anglomania Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Catwalk Show, sprayed with the vibrant Tartan Sea Monster print, Vivienne Westwood’s quilted puffer is the perfect way to keep out the wintry chill. This fitted piece comes with both a zipped fastening and Orb engraved press studs, for added warmth and distinction, the collar is attached with faux fur.
From a portrait dating back to 1592, the Sea Monster print is lifted from a gown belonging to Queen Elizabeth 1st. With the print hinting at lands explored far away for the greater good of the English Empire, Vivienne combines the Bruce of Kineard tartan overlaid with hearts, stars and the letters AR, symbolizing her stance “Active Resistance to Propaganda”. Bringing the design to the forefront of her collection, the Tartan Sea Monster is carried through to Vivienne’s accessories for Autumn/Winter 13-14.