With plaids making a come back in the US (anyone remember Grunge?) where’s a pooch to find some realistically priced and fashionable plaid coats? UK grande dame Vivienne Westwood has got the goods – with her well-constructed and stylish line of plaids coats with 6 different plaid colorways to choose from. After her debut at Harrods Pet a Porter earlier this year, Vivienne Westwood has continued with her commitment to her high fashion dog wear line. She weaves touches of orange and blue in her plaids making them completely classic and punky at the same time. Don’t be surprised if your dog starts rocking out to the Sex Pistols and breaking beer bottles. Punk is not dead!
This past winter at Harrod’s Pet a Porter fashion show the press clammored to cover the “World’s most expensive dog collar” by British jewlery designer Stephen Webster – clocking in at around $1.2 Million (USD) and is one of the more tasteful attempt at a “World’s Most Expensive Collar”(photo 1).
Vivienne Westwood’s Dog clothing line debut was overshadowed by the “Expensive” hype – though in that spendy vein the couture coat she designed with UK jeweler Issa was no bargain basement offering either priced at $5000.00 (photo 2). The coat was offered for sale at Harrod’s immediately after the show and was purchased by an anonymous buyer. Instead of treating this as a one-off Westwood has continued with her commitment to her Vivienne Westwood dog wear and if currently offering a more realistically priced line of collars, leads and coats. With plaids making a come back in the US, these plaid designer dog coats(photo 3) will be one to watch in 2008!