Fashion Week

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2019

The British designer airs her grievances with the current state of politics through pieces in her latest collection.
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Vivienne Westwood, known for her out-there pieces and politically motivated art, made a splash at this year’s London fashion week, taking aim at such political issues as global warming, Brexit, and the depletion of the rainforest. The show, which took place at Westminster’s St John’s Smith Square, celebrated and upheld political activists and their causes, with “Me Too” movement participant Rose McGowan walking the runway in a shirt with the words, “we need more heroes” strewn across it in sharpie ink.

The designer's latest collection’s androgynous pieces transcended gender by inviting male and female models to the runway, sharing the feminine and masculine aspects of fashion in order to make a statement about assigned gender roles.  The show also touched on issues of climate change and destruction of the rainforest, with UK director of Greenpeace, John Sauven, stating, “We aim to save the Arctic from motherfuckers like Shell and Putin.”

Demonstrating Westwood’s innovative nature with a live stream, this year’s runway show felt more like a protest and we’re so happy we were able to attend.

Check out the pictures from the show below.

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