Vivienne Westwood unveiled her autumn/winter 2013 collection in Paris this weekend with a heavy emphasis being placed on the past.

The fashion designer’s ‘London’ collection was full to the brim with stylised corsetry and romantic tailoring with a modern punk twist.

Taking inspiration from the Tudor period, Westwood teamed embroidered corsets with short skirts and chunky boots.

Another key look showcased on the catwalk was large statement earrings made from silver or gold.

The models showcasing Vivienne Westwood’s designs teamed tear-drop make-up with dangling tear-drop earrings.

Westwood revealed that the main influence for her striking new collection was Elizabeth I and Shakespeare.

She said: “A century of great change and drama, it was the age of the amateur and of the rugged individualist and adventurer.

“In this century, the British forged their national identity.”

While Vivienne Westwood designer earrings may not be in your price range, you can search for replicas online that won’t break the bank.

Statement earrings have been seen on the likes of Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman and Emma Stone over the last few weeks so it may be a trend you want to rock yourself.

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