Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Autumn Winter 2023/24 new Collection
I long for you
So many questions
I understand you much more now
I found the scarf we were looking for
I am reading the books you used to read
I am playing the music we have heard together so many times
Holding you on my lap is all I want now
And caress your face with my nose
What happened is what I needed
You were my reason and everything I did I did for you
You liked skateboarders and bikes and you wanted to get rid of the car and use public transport like before
You’re so cool, so cool my dear
When you petted an animal or watered the plants or made fun of me, it was all the same to you
Autumn begins unnoticed.
The nights slowly lengthen,
And, little by little, the clear winds become colder and colder,
the blaze of summer fades.
My thatched hut still grows.
At the bottom of the ladder, amidst the grass, the bright dew glistens.
Meng Hao-Jan (689-740 A.D.)
In everything we show, I thought of you and the place you came from, the North of England
The ‘masturbation skirt’, do you remember?
It was a long time ago. How much we laughed when we created it.
I worked on it again.
The petticoat skirts that were your absolute favourite.
I made some for you, all different, so flamboyant, so beautiful, so feminine, so womanly, really womanly.
I used some of our old fabrics that we had collected to give them a new life, I hope you don’t mind.
You once told me that I could take everything away from you, but to leave you your platform shoes, because you can’t do without them.
Perhaps the most important thing you have ever taught me is to put women on a pedestal.
Andreas Kronthaler, March 2023 Paris