Vivienne Westwood for Nine West

“I’d like to change the world” said British designer Vivienne Westwood (pictured right).

The queen of tartan is largely responsible for the new wave of modern punk fashions that began in 1970s London, and is in New York to introduce her limited-edition collection for the US shoe retailer Nine West.

“It’s a way to come to America,” she told “Now people have to come to England to buy my stuff. And everybody can buy this—it’s affordable,” she said before urging, “get what you can—it’s four shoes, boots and two bags.”

She is the first designer off the rank in Nine West’s Project Front Row, and will be joined by Thakoon in October and Sophia Kokosalaki in November who have also created collections for the top 20 Nine West stores and 40 Macy’s stores in the USA and the Nine West website.

With pieces on sale for a fraction of what you would normally pay for a Vivienne Westwood piece, no doubt the shoes are being given more than a helping hand to walk out the shop doors.