9 March 2011.
WORLD WIDE WOMAN
Fashion is global, influence comes from everywhere in the world. You can wear anything in our part of the world. Anything goes.
But don’t let the world get smaller: World Wide Woman cultivates her values for the sake of our planet and all who live on her. We hope she is growing more powerful and in numbers, in touch with the wonder of… reality, controlling her man through the fire of her Imagination and vision. (more…)
Vivienne Westwood celebrated her new collection of Palladium jewellery on Friday night with an exclusive event for the opening of London Fashion Week.
Held at London’s The Wallace Collection, guests of the event were treated to a special acoustic performance by music newcomer and Brit Award winner, Jessie J.
22 February 2011.
The new Vivienne Westwood Red Label Collection was showcased in the Royal Court of Justice on Sunday as a part of the London Fashion Week line up.
“With our Red Label we must always refer to Murray Blewett. He has been with me for 20 years or more and knows my archive better than anyone. He has been using these archives to develop the Red Label collection and I think it gets better and better every season. He is an excellent teacher and believes in fashion. (more…)
Last week’s Brit Awards saw a plethora of stars dressed in Westwood – including the statue itself.
Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Paloma Faith all chose Vivienne Westwood gowns for the event, while Take That took to the stage in Vivienne Westwood’s MAN Spring-Summer 2011 collection for both their performance and their award acceptance.
21 February 2011.
Photos by John Marshall/jmenternational
Vivienne Westwood LA is now open!
The 10,000 square foot space, located on Melrose Avenue, offers all of the Westwood labels as well as jewellery and accessories.
“We are thrilled to finally open our new shop in Los Angeles. We have fond memories of our time there and especially love the influence of Old Hollywood. Vivienne’s designs speak to this timeless sentiment; we look forward to opening our doors to our existing clients and introducing the brand to a new customer base” – Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler.
4 February 2011.
Designed to do good…
Vivienne Westwood has designed the latest collection of ‘Chari-tees’ for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day – 18th March 2011. Westwood has always had a passion for things that matter and has never been afraid to make a political or cultural statement through fashion.
Working closely with Comic Relief on a range of T-shirts, Westwood comments, “I once did a collection called ‘I am Expensiv’, meaning that we are supported by the suffering of the whole world in our privilege bubbles and we must try and help people a bit. Comic Relief does a lot and I try to help where I can. My main problem at the minute is climate change. I do believe we are an endangered species and I think it is great to try and do anything you possibly can even if to help just one person. But Comic Relief does more than that.” (more…)
A new collection of Vivienne Westwood bags are now available online. Handmade in Nairobi, Kenya, the new collection has been produced in collaboration with The Ethical Fashion Programme. Using recycled materials from roadside advertisement banners and safari tents, each of the three designs have been hand crafted by marginalised communities of women such as single mothers, widows, HIV/AIDS victims and those living in extreme poverty.
The Ethical Fashion Programme supports the work of over 7,000 women who live in conditions of extreme poverty but who have a strong desire to improve their lives. Through the programme’s extensive network, some of the poorest people in the world now have access to a job and income that subsequently benefits the entire community.
Yet beyond the benefit of earning an income – giving them the possibility to pay for school fees, medical care and other basic needs – all women involved in Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa collection are empowered by the pride they take in their work and the new skills learnt. One day, they hope to have their own companies and train the next generation of skilled workers, building the economy and raising the standard of living in Kenya.
Vivienne Westwood’s Ethical Fashion Africa collection has a holistic approach that is 100% dedicated to supporting disadvantaged communities to improve lives. Dame Westwood’s involvement in the Ethical Fashion Programme allows thousands of women to support themselves and their families with a life-long trade.
For more information on the Ethical Fashion Programme please visit www.intracen.org/ethicalfashion.
The new Vivienne Westwood MAN collection for Autumn/Winter 2011 recently showed on the catwalk as a part of Men’s Fashion Week in Milan.
“With royal marriage in the air, who would you choose to be your bridegroom? Come on girls our catwalk is your chance to dream.”
19 January 2011.
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18 January 2011.
Vivienne has recently updated her manifesto, Active Resistance to Propaganda.
To view the manifesto visit the Get a Life! website at www.activerestistance.co.uk, where you can also read Vivienne’s thoughts on her weekly blog.
6 December 2010.
Vivienne Westwood’s Reprieve jewellery, as featured in the Spring/Summer 2011 Red Label Show, is now available online. All proceeds from the limited edition necklace and clutch pin will be donated to human rights charity, Reprieve.
Vivienne’s new Active Resistance website has been relaunched at www.activeresistance.co.uk/getalife.
With videos, articles and essays on the topics most concerning society today, the new website, titled Get A Life, is a source of information on culture, the environment and climate change and the ways they are all connected.
25 November 2010.
A limited number of Anglomania Melissa shoes from the Autumn/Winter 10-11 Collection have now been reduced.
A selection of The Lady Dragon, The Perforated Ballerina and the Three Strap elevated designs are now at 30% in Vivienne Westwood stores in London and Leeds and online.
24 November 2010.
A number of pieces from Vivienne Westwood’s collections Vive la Cocotte (AW95-96) and Anglomania (AW93-94) are on display at Les Arts Decoratifs. The exhibition, entitled The Story of Contemporary Fashion Vol. II and opening in Paris tomorrow, includes the famous ‘Dress of Sheva’ alongside creations from other designers such as Gaultier, McQueen and Maison Martin Margiela.
Last Monday 19th November, Vivienne Westwood and Reprieve held an auction to raise money for the human rights charity. Auctioning tickets to her fashion shows in both Paris and London, Vivienne Westwood raised over £4000 on the night.
Look out for the limited edition Vivienne Westwood jewellery for Reprieve, available in stores and online from the end of November.
For more information on Reprieve please visit their website.
15 November 2010.
Rihanna performed her new single ‘The Only Girl’ on the Graham Norton show in London on Friday night, dressed in a red silk gown from the Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Spring-Summer 2011 collection.
Bound in silk printed with classic designs, the range includes a 2011 diary along with two A4 hardback notebooks. Produced in Italy and made from recycled paper, the eco-friendly range is the perfect gift idea for Christmas!
10 November 2010.
Pixie Lott attended the annual Pride of Britain Awards on Monday night dressed in Vivienne Westwood. Pixie walked the red carpet at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel in a Red Label dress from the Autumn-Winter 2010-2011 collection.
10 November 2010.
Vivienne Westwood has given the Brit Award statuette a fresh look as a part of a number of changes lined up for the annual music event.
Chairman of the Brit Awards, David Joseph, has said:
“Vivienne stands for all the things we want to inspire in tomorrow’s generation of artists. She continues to be unique, innovative and not to mention massively inspired by music and vice versa”.
The awards will be held at the O2 arena in south-east London on February 15th, 2011.
Vivienne Westwood closed the Bangkok International Fashion Week with an evening Gala at the Royal Thai Navy Hall attended by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on Monday, 25th of October.
Presenting the Autumn-Winter 2010 Gold Label collection with a mix of couture pieces, Vivienne Westwood celebrated the occasion by designing and showcasing a special capsule collection of show-pieces made from Thai silk.
See the full collection gallery on our Official Facebook Page.
2 November 2010.
Vivienne Westwood’s 100 Days of Active Resistance
‘The principal idea of Active Resistance is that you get out of life what you put in and that real experience of the world involves thinking’ – Vivienne Westwood.
100 days of positive thought, active change, speaking up and being heard. From small personal actions to larger collective moments of change, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee Jeans encourage communication and individuality through an online installation, sharing interpretations of Vivienne Westwood’s Active Resistance. (more…)
Including pieces seen on the catwalk for the Autumn/Winter 10-11 Prince Charming show in Paris, the range includes necklaces and earrings encrusted with bold coloured crystals as well as chunky gold-plated perspex pieces.
31 October 2010.
Welcome to the new Vivienne Westwood online.
Browse the online shop for new season pieces from Red Label, MAN, Anglomania and Accessories, including a range of Limited Edition Jewellery from the Gold Label catwalk.