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Prêt-á-Porter in Paris

Paris Fashion Week's Ready to Wear shows have long been every fashionista's favorite event of the year and this year's offerings have proven no exception.

The streets of Paris have been packed this week with style-mongers and celebrities as top designers presented their autumn/winter 2012 collections throughout the City of Lights. And it wasn't just French designers getting into the Prêt-á-Porter act.

British designer Vivienne Westwood showcased her collection, a futuristic take on the past that was inspired by a 17th century play. In typical Westwood style, the collection had sharp angles and played with vibrant and unusual fabrics to create a unique look. A black suit with angular shoulders, a tweed trench with exaggerated lapels; the runway styles were a playful reconstruction of the old standbys.

The collection, hand-delivered by DHL as part of a partnership now in its third consecutive year, arrived right on time and in perfect condition. It’s one of the ways DHL has shown its commitment to high fashion as Official Logistics Partner to over 30 Fashion Week events around the globe.

But on-time delivery is not the only reason Vivienne Westwood works with DHL. As Carlo D'Amario, Managing Director of Vivienne Westwood, underscores: “Aside from the global reach and high service quality that are essential elements in supporting the success of a world-class design house such as Vivienne Westwood, a crucial factor in our choice of DHL as logistics partner was a shared commitment to environmental responsibility. This is an issue that Vivienne Westwood is highly passionate about, and it is important to us that this passion is reflected in our behind-the-scenes operations as well as on the catwalk.”

For more on DHL's commitment to environmental responsibility, have a look at our GoGreen website hereExternal Link.