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GOLD LABEL Autumn/Winter 2011-12

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…)

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Vivienne Westwood Palladium Get a Life Party

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.

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Red Label Autumn/Winter 2011-12

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.

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“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…)

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The Brits Dressed in Westwood

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

The BRIT Awards 2011, Photo John Marshall/jmenternational

Los Angeles Opens

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.

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Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day

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…)

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THIS IS NOT CHARITY, THIS IS WORK

28 January 2011.
Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Initiative Collection

The Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion Initiative Bags are “Handmade with love” in Nairobi. Produced in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) of the International Trade Centre – a joint body of the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) –which currently supports the work of thousands of women micro-producers from marginalized African communities. The EFI empowers informal manufacturers and craftspeople to enter the international value chain – providing an income for some of the poorest people in the world. This promotes the growth of sustainable business in place of aid dependency and creates stability among these impoverished communities. This is not charity, this is work.

All styles have been created using recycled canvas, reused roadside banners, unused leather off-cuts, and recycled brass, produced in Kibera slum (Nairobi’s biggest), where discarded metal like padlocks and car pieces are collected then melted down. The collections include a range of bag styles for men and women, including unisex rucksacks, totes, patchwork drawstring bags and Maasai hand beaded clutches and key rings and are inspired by the African fabrics and surroundings they are produced in.

Thanks to the great success of the collections so far the Ethical Fashion Initiative has sustained its success and is providing more and more employment for impoverished communities. NOT CHARITY. JUST WORK.

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For more information on the Ethical Fashion Programme please visit www.intracen.org/exporters/ethical-fashion/

Vivienne Westwood and the Ethical Fashion Project

Vivienne Westwood MAN, AW 2011-12


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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The Manifesto #2

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.

New Manifesto

Reprieve Jewellery Now Online

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.

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Get A life! Website goes Live

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.

Vivienne’s manifesto, Active Resistance to Propaganda, can be read on the new site which also includes a blog with weekly updates from Vivienne herself.

New Get A Life Website

Mid Season Reductions on Melissa Shoes

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.

Anglomania Melissa Mid Season Reductions

Vivienne Westwood at Les Arts Decoratifs

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.

Dress of Sheva, Viva La Cocotte AW 95-96

Reprieve Auction

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.

Reprieve Annual Fundraiser 2010 Photograph by Alex Brenner

Rihanna in Vivienne Westwood

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.

Rihanna in Gold Label

Vivienne Westwood’s New Stationery Range

12 November 2010.
Shop the new Vivienne Westwood stationery collection online now.

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!

Vivienne Westwood Stationery Collection

Pixie Lott in Vivienne Westwood

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.

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Vivienne Westwood and the Brit Awards

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.

Brit Awards

Vivienne Westwood at Bangkok Fashion Week

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.

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100 Days of Active Resistance

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…)

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Limited Edition Gold Label Jewellery

31 October 2010.
A limited edition collection of show piece jewellery from Vivienne Westwood’s Gold Label is now available online.

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.

Shop the collection here.

Gold Label Jewellery

Welcome to VivienneWestwood.com

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.

Visit the ‘Collections’ pages to view the Autumn/Winter 2010-11 fashion shows or read over the ‘Story’ for a history of Vivenne’s collections from her very first show, Pirates, in 1981. (more…)

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