domingo, 18 de enero de 2009
Vivienne Westwood - Political activist? Strong ideas? Related with punk style? English fashion designer?...
Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI (born 8 April 1941) is an English fashion designer largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave (a genre of rock music) fashions into the mainstream.
She is linked with the Sex Pistols via Malcolm McLaren (Vivienne’s first husband) and their SEX boutique on Kings Road, Chelsea in London during the 1970s.
The punk style began to gain notoriety when the Sex Pistols wore clothes from Westwood and McLaren's shop.
Together, Westwood and McLaren worked to revolutionize fashion, and the impact is still felt today.
Her latest collection was about "gold and treasure, adventure and exploration". Other influences in Westwood's work have included Peru, feminine figure, velvet and knitwear.
Demonstrating the impact of her long career, Westwood's designs were featured in the 2008 Sex and the City movie.
Westwood is also widely known as a political activist. On Easter Sunday 2008, she campaigned in person at the biggest Campaign for Nuclear disarmament demonstration in ten years, at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston in Berkshire, UK.
With the slogan I AM NOT A TERRORIST, please don't arrest me.