Andreas Kronthaler is a fashion designer and Creative Director of the Vivienne Westwood brand.
After working alongside his partner in life and work, Dame Vivienne Westwood for over 25 years, the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood line began 6 months ago with great attention and success. His first collection for AW16-17 was called Sexercise, and hence is the title for this lecture.
Mr Kronthaler is known for his intense creativity and designs that traverse conventions of gender, merchandising and politics, and as Ms Westwood said, “I think he is the greatest designer in the world. He wouldn’t like me to say that because he is always frightened. I have learned so much from him”.
The Austrian will visit Polimoda to speak to our students and faculty about the freedom, contradictions and social responsibility of fashion.