In 1989, Andres Kronthaler came to London where he worked with Vivienne Westwood on her collection. Since then, Kronthaler stayed on with Vivienne Westwood where his role progressed and grew, collaborating and working with Westwood to develop subsequent collections.
Kronthaler and Westwood got married in 1993. Over the years, Kronthaler has chosen to be a silent partner, preferring to take a less public role but their partnership is nevertheless one of fashion’s most formidable. While Westwood was unconventional and challenging, Kronthaler was driven by quality and progress. Together, they were able to stimulate, support and encourage one another. Recently Westwood officially renamed her Gold Label as “Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood.” The line is now in honor of the designer’s longtime design partner and husband.