Cockroach Propaganda

Vivienne Westwood Propaganda

A new batch of T-Shirts with the Cockroach Propaganda print on them are now in Worlds End shop. They come in one colour, beige.
I noticed that Teddy here at the office was wearing one & looked pretty good in it, so I asked him to quickly model for me which he kindly did.
There is some info about the print on a previous post here.
“Cockroach Propaganda”, kind of fitting after today’s EU vote result.

Vivienne Westwood Propaganda

 

 

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“First they came for…Assange”

Julian Assange

This Sunday June 19th marks 4 years that Wikileaks founder & whistleblower Julian Assange has been unlawfully detained in the Ecuadorian Embassy here in London.
To mark the day a global event celebrating whistleblowers and freedom of expression will be held simultaneously in ten major cities.
The events will be simulcast on freeassangenow.org .
‘Before it is too late, the global event” First they came for Assange… “wants to stress that we live in a critical time in which everyone opposed to the political and financial powers might soon become a target’.
Vivienne Westwood, long time campaigner for Julian’s situation, has her MAN SS17 show in Milan on the same day & has made a video which will be broadcast both at her show & the Assange event later.
The title ‘First they came for…’ comes from the famous German Pastor Martin Niemöller poem about the cowardice of intellectuals and purging of dissidents, in his case in pre-war 1930’s Berlin, but it is also a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy everywhere.

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me”.

British filmmaker Ken Loach, one of many supporters taking part in the event says:
“our legal system is being manipulated to keep a brave man in isolation” and that “all who care about freedom of information should demand that the threats made against Julian should be lifted. He should be able to leave his place of safety without fear of deportation or being handed over to those who intend him harm.”

 See a live stream of the Westwood show & video here:

Julian Assange

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Celia Humphries

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Ben-Westwood-Otto-Dix-©-Celia-Humphries

This week’s post is from professional photographer Celia Humphries.
I met her in Tokyo where she is based & after seeing her work I asked her if she would write something about her connection to Worlds End & Westwood clothing. Here it is & Thank you Celia (& by the way I love what she did with the Dix scarf).

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Beach life

worldsendshop towel

This last Bank Holiday I was lucky enough to be in lovely sunny Cornwall.
A fitting location, I thought that I would take some photos of my Worlds End towel to show you  along with the beaches, holiday makers & of course the surf.

worldsendshop towel

worldsendshop towel

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Pirate Boots

Pirate Boots Worlds End Shop

Making their first appearance in the Pirate collection on the 31st March 1981 at the Pillar Hall in Olympia, London, the eponymous Pirate Boot has been a long-time favourite, exclusive only at Worlds End Shop.
Based on a Biker Boot & coming in many different prints over the years, there are 6 versions available in the shop today. Three different colours in the Squiggle Print, a shiny black, a swede ‘cement’ grey & a new ‘fluffy’ desert yellow version in a very rough (& warm) swede.

Pirate Boots Worlds End Shop

Pirate Boots Worlds End Shop

Pirate Boots Worlds End Shop

Popular with the A-List the boots were first introduced to the public by the band Bow Wow Wow.

Pirate Boots Worlds End Shop Agness-Gwen-Kate-Miley-Sienna

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Pirate Boots Worlds End Shop Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow Wow 1981

They can be worn pulled up high or pushed down low & one can experiment with the 5 straps on each boot.

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The ‘Dix’ Scarf

otto dix ben westwood

New to to Ben’s range in Worlds End Shop is the Dix scarf.
Made in 100% cotton the black on black Shemagh scarf is over printed with German artist Otto Dix’s ‘Stormtroopers Advancing under Gas’ from 1924.
I have added to the message of Dix’s painting by the addition of the wordplay ‘Man MADE Hell’…Which is the simple explanation for Hell. Nothing to do with after death at all.
The scarf also comes in Khaki which is a bit smaller.
£60.00

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