In looking for another photograph I found this one that I took of Vivienne in the Worlds End shop sometime in 1986, & look who is peeking in from the side. A certain Mr Holly Johnson (of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) who was a regular customer at the time… Continue reading
Vivienne Westwood will be marching from Battersea to Knightsbridge to the Fracked Future Carnival, come and join her march at Battersea Bridge from around 11:00am to 11:15am, where we march in solidarity.
Fracked Future Carnival on the 19th of March it is a demonstration towards the CEOs of IGas, Cuadrilla and various government officials who are attending the Shale Gas Forum to plot new ways to bring fracking to the UK. We know fracking won’t lower our bills and it won’t bring significant jobs. It has the potential to ruin our land, our water, our soil and will keep us dependent on fossil fuels. We won’t let them frack our future!
There will be a live DJ set, speakers (including Vivienne) at the event. Please bring food/soft drinks (picnic) as we plan to be there till 4pm the latest
P.S.Apparently upon hearing about our march the participants of tomorrows shale gas forum have now moved their venue to an alternative secret location. The march is still going ahead so please join us. It is great to have these people ‘on the run’ so to speak & I would like to ask what do these people have to hide? Government ministers & energy CEOs sneaking around in secret together does not sound very democratic to me……. Continue reading
I am just completely fracked off at our government. They never listen to us, the people. They only listen to the ‘profit’ word. They call it ‘our’ Economy ??…
Come to the party on Wednesday night. Not only will it be the best place to be but all the money goes to funding the anti-fracking movement(s) that we here at Westwood are involved in…
What kind of world are we leaving for our children ? …& making for ourselves ?
Read more on: http://climaterevolution.co.uk/wp/
During the time Vivienne & Malcolm were in partnership No 430 Kings Rd was their sole outlet but for a brief time in the early eighties they also had another shop at (no-one knows the number any more) St Christopher’s Place, W1 not far from Selfridge’s in Oxford St which they called the ‘Nostalgia of Mud’. Continue reading
Exclusive to the World’s End shop & a long time in coming, the Krall jacket & Krall trousers. Continue reading
My name is Jaz, I am a fourteen year old girl, I am writing to tell you about my encounter with the deputy headmaster at school.
On own clothes days, pupils wear their own clothes, pay £1 and the proceeds go to a charity of the schools choice.
On this particular own clothes day I thought I would wear my ‘ I love (love heart) CRAP’ tee shirt with a plain skirt. Big mistake!
I was taken to one side by the deputy headmaster Mr — . He told me that my tee shirt was inappropriate. He said any self respecting person with a brain would read it as ‘I (love heart) faeces’ and that it was disgusting. He told me to cover it up or go home, I did neither.
I explained to him that ‘crap’ referred to junk, litter, trash, rubbish, etc and that I was sure most people would read it as that. I also told him that my parents were respectable people with brains otherwise they would have told me the tee shirt was unsuitable.
No other members of staff mentioned my tee shirt, so I’m assuming no one else had a problem with it.
Mum came to collect me from school that day and as I was leaving Mr — came running towards me, shouting about my tee shirt. Mum told him he must have an awfully large brain to hold so much ignorance. She said he should be more concerned with the young girls who were wearing next to nothing, flaunting their sexuality and finding out who was selling drugs, cigarettes and alcohol on school premises, during school time.
The next day mum received a letter from Mr —. It said that he was shocked by his encounter with her. Again he mentioned my tee shirt saying the word ‘crap’ referred to’ faeces or defecation’. Mum tore the letter up, put it in an envelope and posted it back to him.
On another occasion, I was wearing my giant skeleton necklace and Mr — told me to take it off. He said it was vulgar and that it looked like I was carrying the remains of a dead baby around my neck. I didn’t take it off.
I hope I haven’t bored you, but I wanted to write and tell you about Mr — and ask, ‘have you got any advice for me on how to deal with him next time he has a go at me?’
My parents work hard and I save my pocket money to enable me to wear your designs.
They have always encouraged me to be me and not to seek to be like everyone else.
Think your reply was intelligent & civil. Of course crap refers to shit – he’s right but the design is an ironic attack on the consumer society. ‘I (love heart) crap’ alludes also to ‘I (love heart) NY’,’I (love heart) London’: these cities are full of tourist consumer rubbish.
Sending you a ‘Climate Revolution’ tee shirt. Read my diary & the new Climate Revolution website.
From Vivienne (love heart)
Hope the new tee shirt doesn’t get you into trouble again. You’ll probably be branded a ‘terrorist’ or something I’ll put it in the post tomorrow. Good luck.
Climate Revolution website at www.climaterevolution.org.uk (It’s not online yet, but will be soon)
Vivienne’s diary is at http://www.activeresistance.co.uk/ar