Vivienne Westwood’s Rock & Roll Fashion Flagship
With orange being the surprise color of the season and a certain orange-haired designer opening a new flagship shop off Melrose, this week’s Where Wednesday is all about Vivienne Westwood. Los Angeles (not New York), is lucky enough to be the first US store for the british brand. The sprawling 10,000 square foot destination feels more like an abode, than an actual shop. The building is a multipurpose home for Westwood. It serves as the brand’s US headquarters, includes a wholesale showroom, rooftop patio and of course retail space on the ground floor.
The decor of the Vivienne Westwood flagship perfectly reflects the designer’s punk rock meets high fashion aesthetic. Her style is also fitting for all the celebs and musicians who call LA home. Personally, I love her recycled plastic line of footwear she collaborated on for Melissa shoes, which are available for purchase in the shop.
The brand’s creative director, Andreas Kronthaler said of the new store, “We are thrilled to finally open our new shop in Los Angeles. We have fond memories of our time there and especially love the influence of Old Hollywood. Vivienne’s designs speak to this timeless sentiment.”
Visit the flagship for yourself to fulfill all your wild rock and roll fashion dreams! But like all designer fashions, some of the goods are little pricey ranging from $200 and going into the thousands. Happy shopping…er, browsing!Vivienne Westwood 8230 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069 (323) 951-0021 [store images courtesy Vivienne Westwood]