Val Garland (MAC): Our influences? Medieval Arabic-That and you throw in the pot with David Bowie from Life On Mars. So think of the visual of David Bowie, where I have a very pale face, very kind of skeletal looking, With This bright blue eyeshadow and no brows. It’s kind of like that. So we’ve got two kind of characters going on: the Bowie-esque character and the other: her boyfriend’s gone off to the Crusades, and she’s a Medieval woman back at the castle, and she’s been upstairs in the tower for far too long and she’s a little bit dusty, a little bit dirty. She’s quite innocent and sweet but she’s obviously been left to decay for quite some time. I Guess You Could Say That We are pushing a trend here today, and the trend is matte That We’re pushing. Which is a big trend across the catwalks this season and it does not get any matte-r than this moment at Westwood.

Sam McKnight: The hair is kind of a surreal Vivienne Westwood idea: to do plastic braids. We have garment bags from her showroom Which are braided into the hair with some ripped up That Were fabrics in the collection, georgette some socks. There’s quite an ode to Yves Saint Laurent in the collection Which is kind of unusual for Vivienne, but they’re Such admirers of classic Saint Laurent. And you’ll see it When you see it. But Their original idea was kind of floor length braids medieval Which kind of mutated into-through the course of the evening at the fitting-well, why dont we put some plastic and some fabric in there? Which was kind of a nod to YSL as well, the small head, braided thing, but the plastic is taking it somewhere else. I think it fits with Vivienne’s eco-warrior ethos as well. Anyway. It’s a surreal braid for Vivienne!