LONDON, Jul 3, 2009 / FW/ — Dame Vivienne Westwood’s eldest son Ben Westwood is launching his own fashion line for men. Known mostly as an erotic photographic of girls, his decision to break into menswear is not surprising.
Rather, it is a natural progression of things. His mother designs both womenswear and menswear; his brother Joseph Corre, the founder of Agent Provocateur has never ventured into men’s fashion. It is about time that someone in the family takes up the torch from their mother.
Interestingly enough, Ben’s men’s collection of jackets, trousers and shirts competes directly with his father-in-law Andreas Kronthaler’s MAN collection for Vivienne Westwood.
Ben has been designing and making the clothing range at Vivienne Westwood HQ in Battersea, London. He is putting together a capsule collection for September’s Fashion Week in London.
Meanwhile, his brother Joseph Corre had announced that he is stocking Ben’s range in his new store ‘A Child of the Jago’ in Great Eastern Street, London.
Last month Ben Westwood held his Spawn:Bound exhibition at the Bodhi Gallery in London. Sharon Osbourne purchased Ben’s fetish depiction of Kelly Osbourne wrapped in ties reading Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.