Designer Vivienne Westwood shuns expansion, big wardrobes

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British designer Westwood appears next to her husband Andreas Kronthaler at the end of her Fall-Winter 2013/2014 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection during Paris Fashion WeekBy Isla Binnie MILAN (Reuters) – British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood said on Monday that she has no plans to further expand in China and defended the high prices of her designs as a way to encourage customers to buy fewer clothes. Westwood, who started selling clothes in London in the swinging 60s and now has shops in 15 other countries, said she is assessing her company, its operations and its aims. "I want to backtrack and control it," Westwood said before showing her men's spring/summer 2014 collection in Milan. "I don't want to expand in China anymore at the moment. …

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