Infinity Poncho

Climate economy Vivienne Westwood

In this week’s post are the new photos (with Jamie & Freya) of the new batch of Climate Economy print Infinity Ponchos.
Just to explain, the Infinity range is a concept, developed for the AW14 Gold Label, that involves the absolute minimum waste created when cutting pattern pieces out of the roll of fabric. Continue reading

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Interview_Jordan_Pt2

In part two of the interview with Jordan, we talk about her friend Adam Ant, whom she managed at the start of his career between 77 & 78, even providing vocals on one song ‘Lou’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFCV2Mq0Z70  (Jordan got him a part in the Derek Jarman film ‘Jubilee’ during the same period).
We also discuss the power of dressing up, the legacy of Punk Rock & her present involvement with the 40 years anniversary of the release of The Sex Pistols’ single ‘Anarchy in the UK’ which launched Punk Rock on the public.  Continue reading

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Herbie Mensah_Interview

It was wonderful to bump into Herbie at Portobello Rd market earlier this year & this time we organised to make this video for the blog (shot in June).
Herbie became virtually the (male) ‘face’ of Vivienne after his first appearance modelling in the Nostalgia of Mud/Buffalo Girls collection of 1982 & then the subsequent Punkature, Witches, Hypnos & Clint Eastwood collections. Continue reading

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Neil & the Carpet Factory

Neil Garrady Vivienne Westwood Brintons carpet

This week we are happy to have a piece written by Neil about his passion & adventure in getting to see the Brintons/Westwood carpet dress.
To illustrate that they could make anything with carpet, in 1993 Brinton’s collaborated with Vivienne making some of her classic designs. In 1995 they collaborated again & produced the 1783 Brinton’s calendar (1783 is when Brintons first started their carpet business in Kidderminster).

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