Vivienne Westwood

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  • Vivienne Westwood
    • Her work influenced other designers such as Alexander McQueen.
      • In producing avant-garde designs that question traditional values.
    • Loose t-shirts had messages or slogans printed on to them. Jackets and trousers were in matte/sheen cotton or leather/leather look.
    • Westwood introduced many controversial designs during the 70's and 80's.
      • Including Punk fashion.
    • Her clothes were usually in black or strong colours with black.
    • Men and women wore similar clothes, Women wore miniskirts and bright coloured tights, Men had short spikey hair to fit with the punks.
    • She has been working with the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) since 2010, and Artesian fashion 2015.
      • The EFI currently supports the work of thousands of micro-producers from marginalized, African communities.
    • The famous ******* trousers were joined together at the back with loose straps.
    • She came under the public eye when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique on Kings Road, which became famous as 'SEX'.
      • Also dominated by McLaren's band the Sex Pistols.
      • Westwood went on to open 4 shops in London and eventually expanding across UK and World.
        • Selling an increasingly varied range of merchandise, some linked to political issues such as climate change and the civil rights group.


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