Vivienne Westwood

London College Of Fashion Sustainability Initiatives "Fired Up" By Professor Sandy Black

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

It is the mandate of FIREup to allow designers space, time, academic support and funding to conduct reflective research and steer their business forward in a more successful and thoughtful way.

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Vivienne Westwood Saves The Day When Model Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Style

Vivienne Westwood is known for breaking all the fashion rules, but her latest runway drama wasn't planned. The 74-year-old designer debuted her AW1...

Vivienne Westwood Will Not Be Bound By Beauty Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Style

Vivienne Westwood lived up to her reputation as a game changer with the manicures created for her London Fashion Week show. We will all be colourin...

Redgrave Attacks 'Undermining' Tories, Compares NHS Dispute With '80s

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK Politics

British actress Vanessa Redgrave paid glowing tribute to the National Health Service on Saturday, while likening the current dispute over junior docto...

Vivienne Westwood Sent A Lot Of Penises Down The Runway

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Style

Vivienne Westwood presented her autumn/winter 2016 menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week, and it's really got people talking.... but not about the...

A Plan to Stop Climate Change

Vivienne Westwood | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK
Vivienne Westwood

Be specific, stop the loggers. Climate Revolution is working with the charity, Cool Earth; working with indigenous people they are ring-fencing the forest to stop the loggers and so protect the interior. They are on track. So far they have raised £20million in actual money and in kind from practical support from governments. We need another £114million to save the whole world equatorial forest by 2020. The Queen has welcomed the Commonwealth's commitment to protect the forest in her name using the Cool Earth model to halt the destruction of rainforest.

Leaders From Roland Mouret, H&M, & Vivienne Westwood At UK Houses of Parliament: Taking Sustainable Fashion to Scale

Tamsin Lejeune | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Style
Tamsin Lejeune

On Wednesday 11 November 2015, we brought together more than thirty fashion designers, leading journalists and CEOs of major brands, retailers and manufacturers at the UK Houses of Parliament to discuss how sustainability can be taken to scale in the fashion and textiles industry and how the new Mysource.io platform will make that possible.

We Are Citizens of the World

Vivienne Westwood | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK
Vivienne Westwood

Throughout the world, in every walk of life people are changing their values. Save a plastic bag and you have already begun to think. We wanted to be a focus for that. And we link with other NGO's so that we all speak with the same voice. My fashion and my activism support each other - they are driven by the same motor. "I want a better world." I say, "Buy less, choose well, make it last." Quality not quantity. I use my green politics for graphics on clothes and our shows have these themes. I use every opportunity to open my mouth for our activism. We will fuse our fashion website with Climate Revolution.

Climate Revolution

Vivienne Westwood | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK
Vivienne Westwood

We have abused our world for so long that we take it for granted that there is no other way to behave. We like things as they are and we learnt to love lies. Lies are good for you - they make you feel better. We are the last generation who can stop climate change and save the world from mass extinction. James Lovelock guessed that by the end of this century there would be only one billion people left. He thinks we're too late to stop it because we are too stupid. Scientists all agree we must act now, they are not sure how much time we have and if time has run out.

Vivienne Westwood Pens Furious Open Letter To George Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

Dame Vivienne Westwood has taken Chancellor George Osborne to task, in furious opposition to his proposals to cut incentives and funding for clean ene...

Tank-Driving Vivienne Westwood Continues Her Attack On David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

In the wake of a stunt which saw her drive a tank to David Cameron's house in a protest against fracking, Dame Vivienne Westwood has continued her sca...

Vivienne Westwood Stages 'Fash Mob' Ahead Of #LFW Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK Style

Vivienne Westwood has never shied away from controversy, and when we heard the news about her turning up to David Cameron's house in a tank to protest...

Vivienne Westwood Just Turned Up At David Cameron's House In A Tank

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK

Fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has driven a tank to David Cameron's house in a protest against the Prime Minister's plans to drill for shale ...

Walt Jr. From Breaking Bad Just Walked In A Fashion Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Style

RJ Mitte, best known for playing Walt Jr. in the hit show Breaking Bad, has just taken on a new role... Modelling Vivienne Westwood's spring/summer...

Kate Moss Makes First Appearance Since THAT Flight - In Black Leather And On All Fours

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Style

You may remember hearing about Kate Moss being chucked off an EasyJet flight from Turkey... Well she's back in the spotlight again after she went o...

The Housing Crisis - Politicians Are Criminals

Vivienne Westwood | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Vivienne Westwood

Smashing communities, laying up trouble and expense for the future. What can we do? Politicians are criminals. Vote for who you believe in. Tactical voting is rubbish. After the election, fight for every issue. Demonstrate. Build the public debate. Talk to people. The social media can help to build a wave of opposition to government crimes against humanity. Talk, talk, inform yourself. And most important show your face: Demonstrate. Build the opposition, see what happens - take it from there.

Naomi Campbell's Exclusive Star-Studded Fashion For Relief Show

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

In the last decade, she has reinvented herself from a spoilt, tantrum-reputed diva, to a mature, socially-engaged woman of the world, trying to do brilliant things, to encourage people powered change.

Vivienne Westwood To Tour Universities To Promote Green Party To Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is injecting some much needed glamour into politics after she announced she will be touring universities to promote...

David Cameron Nearly Got Asbestos For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has attempted to deliver asbestos as a Christmas present to David Cameron in a protest against fracking. The 73-...

Big Ag - "Eat Less"

Vivienne Westwood | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Vivienne Westwood

When it was broadcast on the radio "eat less" came out as a ridiculous blunder - as if I had said that people who were hungry or could only afford to eat hamburgers should eat less. Of course poor people don't have any choice. Half the world is hungry, poverty increases; everyone is so worried. Therefore people were angry with me. Luckily the press then reported my interview in full and this cleared up what I was really trying to say. They quoted me, "What's good for the planet is good for people". Most importantly the press then posted the fundamental question: Is Big Ag.( agricultural capitalism) good or bad? This is the urgent debate we must have.

That Vivienne Westwood 'Eat Less' Row Has Just Become Even More Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Vivienne Westwood has denied to the Huffington Post UK that she told poor people who can't afford organic food to "eat less," even though a radio reco...

Millionaire Vivienne Westwood Has Some Advice For Poor People

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE TWO: That Vivienne Westwood 'Eat Less' Row Has Just Got Even More Awkward UPDATE: In a statement sent to the Huffington Post UK, Vivienne ...

A Scottish Fashion Invasion

Christina Miller | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

With 'ScotFashInvasion' as the official hashtag, it was clear before the event began that the Scottish Fashion Awards would be a night to remember.

Vivienne Westwood Thinks Being Vegetarian Can Cure The Disabled

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

Dame Vivienne Westwood has said that being a vegetarian can cure the disabled. Discussing the health benefits of choosing a veggie lifestyle, the f...