Vivienne Westwood is part of British fashion history, with over 30 years in the business and a damehood to her credit. Perhaps still best known for pioneering the punk look, she’s since become one of Britain’s most revered designers. Her pieces are recognisable for their voluminous quantities of fabric (frequently in her trademark tartan), and of course those signature corsets.
The Conduit Street flagship houses the women’s Gold Label main line, two diffusion ranges – Red Label and the more casual Anglomania – and menswear and accessories. The original World’s End premises carries a smaller selection of clothing and the full range of accessories, as well as special-edition pieces, which are exclusive to the store.
The small Davies Street salon stocks only the Gold Label and accessories, and provides a couture and bridal service. There are also concessions within Harrods, Liberty, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.
Branches 6 Davies Street, W1Y 1LJ (7629 3757); World's End, 420 King's Road, SW10 0LJ (7352 6551).