Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm sure there has been a lot of speculation & comparison of these 2 logos of the trademark Harris Tweed and Fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood prominent logo's, but I can not help but notice it every time I look at a Harris Tweed Label I always think of Vivienne Westwood. Not a bad thing at all as I am a big fan of her design and quirky punk-like fashion.
Did she copy the logo? Is is very close!
Well w/ a bit of research on-line I have found her theory and seems to be legit especially w/ her love of tweeds and her logo which was inspired by the Harris Tweed logo. Take a look for yourself above.
"The 'orb' of Vivienne Westwood reflects the orb of the British Crown Jewels but with the addition of the 'planetary' circle around it she gave it a bit of a punk twist. She has always used a lot of tweeds and tartans, which even inspired her logo:
"The infamous Harris Tweed is certified as a genuine by the Harris Tweed Authority. The orb motif was reworked by Vivienne Westwood for her label logo."
And now you heard it here!
Traditional Harris Tweed was characterized by subtle flecks of colour achieved through the use of vegetable dyes, including the lichen dyes called "crottle" (Parmelia saxatilis and Parmelia omphalodes which give deep red- or purple-brown and rusty orange respectively) These lichens are the origin of the distinctive scent of older Harris Tweed.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
UK Clothier Bespoken Fall 2011 Collection well was no better way, but Bespoken itself offering modern interpretation of classic traditional tailoring. It was very tailored workwear naval shipyard preppy.