A couple of months ago we were asked to play Adam & Eve in a short film to support the very important campaign to End Ecocide.
Our vision: A healthy and sustainable planet where we, future generations, and all living beings, live in harmony in nature.
One law to change it all.
You can sign our petition at endecocide.org
Our Gold Label collection pays homage to children in our world and draws inspiration from them through the ages.
Monday, 8 September, 2014 is the date the “Yes” vote for Scottish Independence tipped over into the lead in the polls. I am so excited, fingers crossed they’ll win. Because, if they do, it could be the turning point towards a better world. They could lead by example.
Scottish Independence could be a great day for Democracy. They already have a more democratic financial system, e.g. no tuition fees, and they care more for people.
They just wouldn’t do what we’re doing in England. In London they are pulling down council flats and building luxury apartments. They plan 200 more high rise luxury apartments – for speculators.
In England there is hardly any democracy left. The government does what it wants. That which should belong to people – it gives it all to business, e.g. they’re prepared to poison our water so that businesses can frack.
The most important thing I have to say is that after 300 years, the capitalist system is now at an end. It’s over. Yet the English government – all main parties – want to drag us down with it. We want Scotland to break the deadlock and march into the future.
We English have to fight our government. You, Scotland, can have the government you want.
Watch the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring Summer 2015 Show in Live Streaming, Saturday 14 September at 5pm BST.
For this collection we began with images of childhood seaside holidays on the British coastline. We started to look at the similarities between the pixelated graphics of late 70’s arcade games played on the pleasure pier and Native American art.
The pixelated patterns and acid colours reminded us of something tribal, a little Native American, so this gave us another avenue to explore.
We combined pixel block tartan prints and jacquards, crystalised tartans and needle punch techniques, linear prints and dancette lines in knits and fil coupe shirting. There are star tooth prints and weaves, embellishment and beading, raw edges and fringing.
Some archive bondage pieces found their way into the collection, reminding us of certain details applied in Native American tribal wear and also a nod to the first appearance of this trouser during the 70’s.
For this show we are supporting the Pig Pledge which is a campaign to encourage people not to buy or eat factory farmed meat.
Vivienne & I are both vegetarians but we are urging people who do eat meat to always find out where it is coming from and to avoid meat from animal factories.