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It featured a bit of everything, the latest collection from Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, who learned the art of cross-dressing from his wife and set it aside, in addition to sharing his total openness to genderless fashion free from the rigid boundaries of the sexes. So women wore oversize blazers and suits, loose trousers held up by braces and masculine shirts. When they wore a dress, they paired it with embroidered socks and chunky sneakers or peasant clogs. There were multiple references to the rural world, inspired by the couple’s recent trip to visit his brother in the Tyrol; folk garments and elements were mixed with phallic symbols, aprons and retro costumes, pastoral prints of flowers and rural landscapes, fringes and floral garlands together with disassembly, patchwork and fraying. Frameworks and curtains recalled country fêtes from the olden days.