Vivienne Westwood is continuing to refine and streamline her company structure and approach to runway shows. In February, she announced that the Red Label would be folded into Westwood's namesake line, a change reflected in the fall 2016 show during London Fashion Week, and that her Gold Label line would be renamed Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, to reflect her husband Kronthaler's impact on the collection.
On Thursday, Vivienne Westwood added another change to the mix: In January, the brand will show both the men and womenswear fall 2017 collections together during London Fashion Week Men's. There will be no runway show during the spring 2017 womenswear shows in London in September, though the collection will be available for view via lookbook and private appointments. "The decision follows the company’s wider strategy to simplify its line portfolio by unifying its mainline collections under a single brand umbrella," said the brand in a statement. The move follows similar men and womenswear combinations by fellow European brands Burberry and Gucci and even New York's Public School.
The Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood collection will continue to show in Paris in October as a unisex line. The Anglomania, Worlds End Collection and accessories lines will also continue as before.