Vivienne Westwood Bow Pink and Gold Ladies’ Watch

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The Watch: Vivienne Westwood Bow Ladies’ Watch This Vivienne Westwood Bow Ladies’ Watch (VV139WHPK) beautifully pairs pink and gold in order to create an elegant and feminine timepiece, with the unique patterned white dial adding a touch of trademark Vivienne Westwood flair. Key Features: Swiss Quartz Movement Water Resistant 30 metres Strap Buckle Orb Dangle Feature Stone Set bezel The Family: Bow Stunningly contemporary, the Vivienne Westwood Bow collection is a true expression of the brand’s ethos and is defined by the addition of the signature Vivienne Westwood orb on the right side of the case. The Brand: Vivienne Westwood Punk pioneer Vivienne Westwood has been making the fashion world sit up and take notice for decades. Uninspired by the hippie movement that swept through global culture and fashion in the 1960s, Westwood was instead more interested in rebellion and found the inspiration to express this in 1950s clothing, music and memorabilia. Shortly after meeting and then making Teddy Boy style clothes for Malcolm McLaren, the pair opened the first ever Vivienne Westwood shop on London’s Kings Road in 1971. Originally called Let it Rock, the store was later controversially renamed to SEX following Westwood and McLaren’s prosecution for obscenity in 1974, and stocked a wide variety of fetish wear and never before seen approaches to style that attracted everyone from Chrissie Hynde to Iggy Pop, Adam Ant, Jerry Hall and Charles Saatchi. It was from this shop that McLaren, who was also Westwood’s lover at the time, gave birth to the Sex Pistols, whose release of the highly controversial single “God Save the Queen” combined with their brash personas made them the perfect mouthpiece for Britain’s disenchanted youth. Completely banned by the BBC due to its lyrical content, “God Save the Queen” went to number one in 1976, and in the same year SEX was reopened as Seditionaires, transforming the straps and zips of obscure sexual fetishism in fashion and inspiring a D.I.Y. aesthetic. This lifestyle and personal aesthetic revolution became to be known as Punk Rock. But the Sex Pistols tenure was short lived, and the combination of their break-up and Punk’s absorption into the mainstream left Westwood disenchanted; she renamed the shop Worlds End in 1980 as a result, and it has been called that ever since. McLaren and Westwood’s first catwalk show, the Pirate Collection, debuted the year after, beginning a tradition that continues to the present day and has resulted in Vivienne Westwood evolving from Punk to global fashion house. 1991 saw Westwood named as British Designer of the Year and in 2007 she picked up the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award at the British Fashion Awards. Social activism and the campaign for a better, fairer world, has still, however, always remained a part of Vivienne Westwood’s personal and fashion ethos, and in 2011, as part of her Ethical Fashion Africa collection, she enlisted thousands of local women to produce a range of bags in return for a fair wage. Controversy is also still as much as feature of Vivienne’s operations as it was in the early days. In 2003 she sent a series of male models down the catwalk wearing fake breasts and she sparked outrage in 2012 when she created a t-shirt supporting the highly divisive political figure Julian Assange. This attitude of difference and non-compliance was translated to the world of wristwear in 1993 following the introduction of the revolutionary Orb watch. Flourishing with innovation and devotion, Vivienne Westwood timepieces were unlike anything that had ever been seen before, featuring subjects such as nautical pirates and classic effervescent works of art and constructed from a diverse and bold range of materials. No longer was a watch simply a timekeeping tool; it was now a bona fide fashion accessory. Fast-forward to the present day and this ethos is still at the heart of every Vivienne Westwood timepiece, with the present range of offerings taking inspiration from every phase in Vivienne’s storied design history. Who We Are WatchNation is proud to be an authorized, established and respected supplier of Vivienne Westwood watches. We stock a broad and exciting range of these superb timepieces both online and in store. Visiting us in store, located at 15-17 Charles Street, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3AZ, gives you the opportunity to take a first-hand look at our fantastic range of high-quality timepieces, with our friendly team of staff always on hand to use their decades of experience to offer helpful advice, useful information and expert guidance. If you can’t pay a visit to our store, then our online delivery service guarantees that your latest timepiece will go from checkout to your wrist in a fast and reliable manner. These services are all a product of the motto on which WatchNation was founded and will forever operate – “Time for the People.”