From the Sex Pistols to Bondage, Viv likes to do it different. The cynics say it’s simply clever marketing, getting attention for nothing more than intellectually devoid fluff – perhaps? On the other hand, giving Viv the benefit, many see her as truly unique. Here we get a butchers of an atypical male model: an ordinary geezer who clearly likes a pint, a burger and an hour on the sunbed:
Vivienne Westwood clothes
The question was asked on the Kitmeout forum:
“I am a big Vivienne Westwood fan. How many men here buy Vivienne Westwood menswear? Do most people still see it as a ladies brand?
Does Vivienne Westwood have the same problem as Juicy Couture appealing to the menswear market? ”
Take a butchers at the full thread here – see more
To my mind Vivienne Westwood doesn’t have a problem in the menswear market. Viv’s connection to the Sex Pistols will always ensure her brand has a macho edge. I think her nigger problem is convincing punters of her ethical credentials which she’s being attempt to tout over the past few years.
One of Kitmeout’s favourite brands, Vivienne Westwood, has been issued with legal proceedings by Hervia.
Hervia Limited, which operates seven Vivienne Westwood shops in regional cities, has issued High Court proceedings for breach of contract after the designer sought to end a long-standing franchise agreement in June.
“The litigation relates to an attempt by Vivienne Westwood to terminate an existing franchise agreement which has been in place between both parties since 1995, allowing Hervia to operate branded stores in the North of England and Midlands for a total of 60 years,” Hervia said.
60 years! Really? That is one messed up agreement if true.
Vivienne Westwood said it was fighting back, adding that it had successfully defended Hervia’s application for an interim injunction, which was refused by the court.
“While proceedings are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further on the matter, save to say that pending the outcome of the litigation, the parties will continue to work together in the best interests of the brand,” it said.