Vintage Vivienne Westwood World's End Pirates Collection Top, c.1981
A vintage classic, this squiggle print top from Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren's World's End Pirates collection, c.1981, is from the archive of film costume designer Annie Symons.
Completely asymmetrical and unstructured, this long sleeved top is made of contrasting panels: blue squiggle print, pale check shirting cotton and white with orange motif.
"An early example of the asymmetric method of cutting & making a garment, the neck hole for the head is not centrally placed, but is placed instead about 6 inches to the side & lower down the front of the top from the normal thereby creating a rumpled/creased effect & the top hangs off the shoulder creating a new dynamic with the fabric pushing & pulling against the body. The prints used were sourced at the time, squiggle from a wood block print that Vivienne & Malcolm found at the studio of their friend/designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. "(Source:www.worldsendshop.co.uk)
Size: One Size
Measurements (laid flat - approximate due to nature of garment):
Condition: Some small holes and marks
Note: All of our pieces have had a life of their own, and may show minor signs of wear as befits a vintage or pre worn item. They have all been professionally cleaned and inspected and any faults will be indicated in the listing.