Monday, 28 December 2009

Vivienne does walls


Not exactly fashion and architecture, but definitely falling into the fashion and interior design category. WWD reports that our favourite ginger grandma of fashion, the ferocious Vivienne Westwood, has teamed up with posh wallpaper manufacturers Cole & Son to produce a collaboration collection of wallpaper under the name Vivienne Westwood for Cole & Son.


According to the official Cole & Son release "the Vivienne Westwood for Cole & Son wallpapers are all based on signature designs from her fashion collections such as the iconic Squiggle print from the Autumn-Winter 81/82 Pirate collection and the more recent Cut-Out Lace from the Spring-Summer 07 I am Expensiv collection".

Inspired by fabric textures and patterns, the wallpaper designs were named quite appropriately.
Here is a small selection:

Trompe d'oeil Drape (seen above on wall)


Cut-Out Lace


Tartan


Vivienne's Lace


Shirting

What does Viv herself say?
"It is good when my ideas get carried over into other artistic media. This collection is a perfect opportunity to be able to work with a heritage company like Cole & Son and to see my ideas from fashion translated into the world of interiors and wallpaper."
And which one is my favourite?

Union Jack
270cm x 150cm sold as a complete panel.

Just imagine a wall covered with it...
Want, want, want!

[story via WWD, pics via Cole & Son]

13 comments:

Your Man said...

I thought I did not understand fashion. Now I know I don't understand architecture either.

Sal said...

Leave it to Dame Viv. I'd LOVE to have crumply plaid walls ... but somehow I don't think Husband Mike would agree to such a thing.

fashionist__ahead said...

oooooooooo..ti teleies fotoo...
eidika i teleutaiaa me tn aggliki simaiaa..apla uperoxii...
kales giortes...
:)

natalie said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the plaid and the Union Jack, amazing!

wreckedstellar said...

I love the textured plaid! Such a great idea to bring her creativity to a different facet of design!

battered couture said...

the union Jack... I'm in awe.

Vicki said...

love the beaten up union jack! great post! :)
magpie-girl.blogspot.com xo

Antoinette said...

I'd seen the WWD headline but had not clicked over yet -- and the photos are so much more compelling! I love the idea of 3-d wall coverings. I'd love the reality, too, but perhaps not with the Vivienne Westwood price tag.

ambika said...

Oh, that's awesome. Though I don't have walls I can paper at the moment, I've seen trunks and other furnishings covered in the stuff...

(always)alanna said...

just saw these on another blog and LOVE them. she never dissapoints.
merry christmas and happy new year!
xx
and gorgeouss blogg!

Christiana said...

well I kinda like redecorating my space every 3 years because I'm bored of the same things... For the story I like the trope l'oeil wallpaper!

chloe in the sky said...

Union Jack is Burnt like it should be hoho
rocks! or should I say 'punks'???

Mini said...

Wow, those are all lovely! I totally have a wall I'd love to cover in lace right now...