So strong is her sartorial fingerprint that to a certain extent you always know what you're getting with Vivienne Westwood – twisted traditional tailoring, beautifully draped dresses, mismatched pieces and an air of punky dishevelment.
But for autumn she's thrown a large handful of glitz into the mix.
The first clue was the catwalk: gold, glittery and fabulous. And then there were the bedazzling shoes, high heeled boots and courts encrusted with gold and silver sequins. ('oh yes', said the show notes, 'walk on a glittering runway with boots made of gold pailettes which dazzle the eyes so you seem to walk on air.')
The title of the collection was 'World Wide Woman' and the global, anything goes theme offered up everything from gold brocade caped and paper bag trousers to batik jumpsuits and slogan-covered knits, all topped of by military helmets and black and white war paint.
But for the finale, there was not a sequin or helmet in sight – just a fairytale white wedding dress made of masses of white tulle, which its model walked down the catwalk while gold confetti rained from the ceiling.