Vivienne Westwood
United Kingdom
Vivienne Westwood is a global, unique, fashion-forward brand and Westwood is one of the most recognized and influential designers in the world today. She first became a household name when, in partnership with Malcolm McLaren, she invented the punk uniform in the 70s. In the '80s she was hailed by Women's Wear Daily as one of the six most influential designers of all time.

Historical references, techniques and fabrics are intrinsic to her approach to design. Her subversive shapes and constructions have consistently proved to be ahead of their time. In 1992, Westwood was awarded an OBE which she collected from Queen Elizabeth II for her outstanding contribution to fashion. Myriad awards have been conferred on her, including British Designer of the Year, twice. In 2004 the Victoria & Albert Museum launched a travelling retrospective exhibition defining her iconic status.

With a design record spanning over 40 years, Vivienne Westwood is one of the last truly independent fashion companies within the international arena. Today, the Vivienne Westwood brand produces clothes, leather goods, jewellery and a range of other accessories that appeal to a wide audience: from young to old, rock to royalty.