"Well, freedom has no value if violence is the price, don’t want your revolution, I want anarchy and peace." | Boraaa: "Well, freedom has no value if violence is the price, don’t want your revolution, I want anarchy and peace."

"Well, freedom has no value if violence is the price, don’t want your revolution, I want anarchy and peace."

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Vivienne Westwood's recent display of her SS15 collection in Milan, has been the talk of most fashion news outlets for a number of days. It was, as you would expect, an explosion of punk nonconformity. The show exhibited exaggerated suits, large top hats and large, bold prints (not too dissimilar to a mad hatter's tea party.) And obviously, the classic orb emblem made quite a few appearances! It was a mix of causal and formal wear, juxtaposing tailoring with sportswear, and reminisced an air of 80's spring (but that could be because I've been watching a lot of John Hughes movies recently.)  

However, in true Vivienne Westwood style, the designer and her partner, Andreas Kronthaler, used the platform to express their activist ideas and opinions on the world. The collection was labelled as 'Moral Outrage' and was plastered across some of the garments, highlighting that she had a pressing issue that she needed to portray. 

There were a number of pressing issues that were publicised throughout the show, the first being Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist who was imprisoned in 1977 for murdering two FBI agents, something that Westwood has claimed as being 'bogus.' (It's a topic that is well worth the research if you find time.) 

In addition, there was a strong theme arguing against animal cruelty throughout the show. The backdrop pictured an image of a pig, and several of the models wore plastic snouts. This aimed at highlighting 'Pig Business,' an undercover documentary that exposes the cruelty of pig farming in the UK. 

Furthermore, the fashion show showcased an issue that Westwood has been vocal about for many years, and that is the impact of materialism and the detrimental effect that it has on the environment. This was shown through the handwritten scribble 'climaterevolution.co.uk' at the top of the invitation, which is in fact a website in which Westwood shares her views on this matter. 



Dame Vivienne Westwood must be commended for her efforts, for she really speaks her mind on matters that I think others that have a platform (that are in the public eye) should also express in order to teach the public. 

This is why I love Vivienne Westwood. 

Bora x 









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