Spring/Summer 2011 for Vivienne Westwood is about playing with fabric patterns, textures and distressing techniques. She is always interesting in terms of garment construction and this season her collection is a treasure trove of ideas to alleviate recession gloom. Hand painting, patching, tearing, shibori, chained and pinned all add interesting contrasts to wearable silhouettes. Some of these pieces have the same energy as our student work. Be inspired.