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Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren "Nostalgia de la Boue (Nostalgia of Mud) / Buffalo" Collection 1982.

Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren "Nostalgia de la Boue (Nostalgia of Mud) / Buffalo" Collection 1982.

MARTYN ON VIVIENNE

"Vivienne Westwood is an idol of mine. I love her singular vision and her eye for twisting historic references. Her work as an activist is totally inspiring. She is utterly untiring in her quest to, quite literally, save the world!"

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at the V&A Museum.

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at the V&A Museum.

Martyn wearing a self-made outfit at Prince Street, NYC.

Martyn wearing a self-made outfit at Prince Street, NYC.

MARTYN ON VIVIENNE

"I started making my clothes when I was quite young and was totally enamored of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren. I didn't really think anything could get better than New Romanticism, but when their Buffalo Girls / "Nostalgia of Mud" collection came out I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. It’s still my fave fashion moment ever!"

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A model wearing an outfit from Westwood's 1982 "Buffalo" collection.

A model wearing an outfit from Westwood's 1982 "Buffalo" collection.

The invitation to the "Nostalgia de la Boue" show, 1982.

The invitation to the "Nostalgia de la Boue" show, 1982.

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at The Museum at FIT

An ensemble from the 1982 "Buffalo" collection at The Museum at FIT

SOME HISTORY

Vivienne Westwood is one of the most important designers to have emerged from London in the late 20th century. Her stylistic extremism was initially associated with the punk subculture, but by the 1980s she had moved on to explore new ideas, such as the clothing of the past and of other cultures.

Her third solo collection, Buffalo (1982), also called Nostalgia de la Boue [Nostalgia of Mud], incorporated cross-cultural, “tribal” themes. The skirts, for example, were inspired by the clothing of Peruvian women. Westwood’s program notes also urged the reader to “Take your mother’s old brassiere and wear it undisguised over your school jumper [sweater].” The idea of underwear-as-outerwear would prove immensely influential.

via The Museum at FIT

ABOUT THE MTS TUMBLR

The MTS tumblr page is a  personal source of inspiration — a curation of things I love from a very broad spectrum of painting, music, people and interiors — compiled monthly by
Dove Drury Hornbuckle. 

It’s an ode to beauty (in my opinion that is…)

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